Benet Wilson

Strange But True General Aviation News

May 10, 2013 by Benét Wilson

Better safe than sorry.  A Hawker 4000 jet carrying golfing star Sergio Garcia was forced to make an emergency landing at Ireland’s Shannon Airport after the pilot reported a generator problem, reports the Herald.  The jet was on its way to a golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C. No one was injured.

Landing gear is helpful. It was an unusual sight at Spirit of St. Louis Airport – a 1980 Centurian P210 doing a belly landing, reports KSDK.com.

He should have given a hoot. A man who allegedly repeatedly harassed and kicked an owl while paragliding and captured it on YouTube has created a firestorm among animal lovers and paragliders, reports FOX 13.  The Humane Society of Utah suspects it knows the man seen in the video and has asked for an investigation.

Miracle landing number one.  Quentin Elkins is lucky to be alive after his aircraft lost power and made an emergency landing four miles from Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, reports KnoxNews.com.

Miracle landing number two. A pilot of a seaplane had to make an emergency landing in Inlet, N.Y.’s, Seventh Lake, reports WKTV.  He was able to swim to shore uninjured.

 

 

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