Benet Wilson

Strange But True General Aviation News

June 14, 2013 by Benét Wilson

Release the crabs!! The New York Police Department’s aviation unit used a helicopter and night vision goggles to pursue four men trying to take 200 horseshoe crabs out of Sheepshead Bay, reports the New York Times.  The police arrested two of the four suspects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Two unusual landings. School children at Brevard Elementary School in North Carolina got quite a show when a Cessna 182 made an emergency landing on their soccer field, reports the Rocky Mount Telegram. The children at Chairville Elementary School in Medford, Pa., got a similar thrill when a Marine CH-46E helicopter landed at their school, reports

Good thing no one was home. A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing right at the door of a home in Eatonville, Wash., reports  The pilot said he was trying to avoid a rain squall.

Any landing is a good landing.  The pilot of a Beechcraft BE55 was forced to do a belly landing at John Wayne Airport reports the Newport Beach Patch. The pilot was was uninjured, but the airport was forced to close a runway for about an hour.

Drugs and rock ‘n roll? I’m shocked (not)! The original members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath recently admitted that during their heyday in the 1970s they had cocaine flown to them via private planes, reports The List.

We’ll end the week with this new Embraer video — Legacy 500 – “The Unbelievable” — starring action star and company ambassador Jackie Chan. Enjoy!

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