Benet Wilson

Strange but true general aviation news

January 10, 2014 by Benét Wilson

He could have just used skates. Helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen has defended a stunt where he “skated” his aircraft between two groups of players in Canada’s North Shore Mountains and shot video of it, reports CTV News. He defended the stunt, saying that the video had been “carefully staged” with proper safety briefings.

Do the crime, do the time. Commercial aircraft restoration group B-25 Group, LLC has agreed to pay the government $55,000 after removing parts from an F-82 Twin Mustang that crashed in Fairbanks, Alaska back in 1950, reports the Daily News-Miner. The agreement ends five years of litigation.

It’s all about survival. A pilot and two passengers managed to make an emergency landing at Montana’s Glacier Park International Airport after icing caused the airplane to stall, reports the Spokesman-Review. No one was injured when a private jet with country singer Dwight Yokam made an emergency landing after the pilot reported a fire in the Hawker 800, reports TheBoot.com.

Helicopter rescues. After a series of explosions at the construction side of a student housing complex in downtown Kingston, Ontario, a helicopter operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force rescued a crane operator trapped in the fire, reports AvWeb. A man who was kicked off a mountain in Puerto Rico by a goat was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter, reports ABC News.

 

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