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Plane Lands in WaWa Parking Lot in Fredericksburg Va
Free Lance - Star (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 12 August 2013 | Free Lance - Star (Fredericksburg Va)

Posted on 08/12/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT by mbarker12474

August 12th, 2013, 6:22 am Plane lands in Wawa parking lot near Shannon Airport

Photo by Dave Ellis

UPDATE: Police have identified the pilot in Monday morning’s crash landing at Shannon Airport as Jerome Matthew Orlando, a 33-year-old from Broadway, Va., the same area of the company that owns the plane, according to records.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler said Orlando flew out of Tampa, Fla., and was headed to Charlottesville, but was diverted because of the weather. There was a thick fog in the area this morning, even where the crash happened.

The plane was supposed to go to Stafford Regional Airport, but Orlando tried to land at Shannon Airport because he was low on fuel, said Tyler. Police didn’t say why Orlando landed the plane about 100 yards from the airport runway.

Orlando was not injured in the crash landing.

State police Trooper B. Dunn conducted the initial investigation. Federal Aviation Administration investigators will take over the case once they arrive at the scene.

UPDATE: The Virginia State Police aren’t saying what caused the “emergency landing” that left a 1968 Piper airplane in a grass island next to the Wawa convenience store off of Routes 2 and 17 in Spotsylvania at 5:50 a.m. Monday. They said the pilot was not injured. They have not yet released his name.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the investigation is ongoing.

Tire tracks could be seen in a field between Shannon Airport hangers and two buildings, one of which is the Rappahannock United Way next to Wawa. The plane careened through the United Way parking lot, knocking off the top of a mailbox, jumped over a ditch, skidded through a paved entry/exit to Wawa and ended up in the grass island near the two-lane road, where a steady stream of traffic passed the scene this morning.

The pilot somehow dodged light poles and trees in the crash landing. But he missed the airport runway by about a hundred yards. Frank Hammon of WFLS News reportsthat the pilot forgot to fuel his plane before taking off.

United Way employees showed up for work at about 8 a.m. to find the damaged mailbox in the parking lot and the plane still resting in the grass nearby. Like many of Wawa’s customers, they gawked at the scene and snapped pictures with their cell phones.

Sarah Walsh has been with United Way for nine years. She said in the past things had been safe, but in “the last year we’ve seen a few accidents.”

It’s made her “a little nervous.”

Monday’s incident is the third plane crash at Shannon since September. The other two crashes were fatal.

On Sept. 29, 2012, Stafford County residents John Morton Jr., 48, and his 13-year-old son, Kyle, died when the Cessna they were in plummeted into the ground in the River Heights mobile-home park near the airport. The National Transportation Safety Board investigation found that pilot error caused the crash, noting that John Morton had alcohol in his system.

Edwin G. Hassel, a 22-year-old Spotsylvania resident, died in a crash at the airport last month. Initial reports indicated that Hassel had threatened suicide before the single-engine Cessna slammed into the ground and burst into flames next to the runway on July 22.

According to The Free Lance–Star’s archives, the other most recent fatal crash at Shannon Airport happened in 2006.

According to records, the plane in Monday’s crash is owned by Virginia Aircraft Rentals in Broadway, Va.

Along with the state police, the NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate Monday’s crash.

ORIGINAL POST

Authorities are investigating the landing of an airplane in the parking lot of a Wawa store near Shannon Airport.

Frank Hammon of WFLS News reports that the pilot forgot to fuel his plane before taking off.

“The pilot was leaving Shannon Airport south of Fredericksburg when he realized his mistake and put the aircraft down in the parking lot of a nearby Wawa store on Tidewater Trail,” Hammon reports.

No injuries were reported.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: airplane; crash; plane; wawa

1 posted on 08/12/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474
...said Orlando flew out of Tampa, Fla. ...

"Who's on first..."

2 posted on 08/12/2013 8:38:55 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Clean up on aisle 6...


3 posted on 08/12/2013 8:40:31 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: mbarker12474

sadly we cant see the OBAMA sticker on the plane due to the fog cover


4 posted on 08/12/2013 8:40:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: mbarker12474

Forgot to fuel the plane, oh boy.


5 posted on 08/12/2013 8:43:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: mbarker12474
Plane Lands in WaWa Parking Lot

Baba WAWA could not be reached for comment....
...oh wait, yes she has. consider this non sequitur
a comment


6 posted on 08/12/2013 8:44:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I see these places in PA when I go there. Worst name EVER.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 8:46:55 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: mbarker12474
Plane Lands in WaWa Parking Lot
She has her own parking lot?
8 posted on 08/12/2013 8:47:17 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mbarker12474

the wheels are no where to be seen and there is a mailbox post shaped dent in the left wing...

all things considered a good landing...he walked away.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: bmwcyle

✔ Pre-flight checklist, genius.


10 posted on 08/12/2013 8:51:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Wa-wa
You made me such a big star
Being there at the right time
Cheaper than a dime
Wa-wa, you’ve given me your wa-wa, wa-wa

George Harrison


11 posted on 08/12/2013 8:51:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: llevrok
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N4969J/history/20130812/1940Z/EDWB/KRMN

Hmmmm..."how can you be in two places at once, when you're not anywhere at all?"

12 posted on 08/12/2013 8:56:12 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: carriage_hill
✔ Pre-flight checklist, genius.

a guy who flys out of a local airport around here has come in with his gear up on 2 occasions, bellying in.

the tower at the airport requires him to now do flybys with the wheels down before they let him land there.

13 posted on 08/12/2013 8:56:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

LOL!!! Surprised it took six posts.


14 posted on 08/12/2013 8:57:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

Good idea! Much easier on the plane. LOL.


15 posted on 08/12/2013 8:58:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
...”how can you be in two places at once, when you're not anywhere at all?”

Betty Jo Beloski? Audrey Faber? but everyone knew her as Nancy.

16 posted on 08/12/2013 8:58:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: mbarker12474
"...the same area of the company that owns the plane, according to records."

"There was a thick fog in the area this morning, even where the crash happened."

Huh?


17 posted on 08/12/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

“Inferior people should not be employed.” Nick Danger


18 posted on 08/12/2013 9:03:44 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Bet his airframe collision coverage is mighty expensive.

Also would be surprised if his license hadn’t been at least suspended by the FAA.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 9:04:49 AM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: Vaquero

regnaD kciN?


20 posted on 08/12/2013 9:05:40 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: ex91B10
"...the same area of the company that owns the plane, according to records."

"There was a thick fog in the area this morning, even where the crash happened."

Huh?

I was think the same thing. Fine journalism here. The whole article makes little sense. Did he forget to fuel the plane, or was he flying the Charlottesville from Tampa, and get diverted to Stafford?

I have gotten coffee in that Wawas on a few occasions. I will now be on the lookout for very low flying aircraft.

21 posted on 08/12/2013 9:06:27 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: mbarker12474

Wa Wa? What the heck is that, a baby water store.


22 posted on 08/12/2013 9:06:56 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Vaquero; RckyRaCoCo

regnad kcin


23 posted on 08/12/2013 9:08:42 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Vaquero

Emergency landing in what looks like pretty thick fog - he’s lucky to be alive.
Yep. Collapsed all the landing gear which means prop-strike, so the engine is toast. Quite a mess.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 9:09:47 AM PDT by Rio
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To: MeshugeMikey
sadly we cant see the OBAMA sticker on the plane due to the fog cover

Unlikely, Baraqqi crony capitalists have jets, not small prop jobs.

25 posted on 08/12/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: TheRhinelander

Great store though with very good coffee.


26 posted on 08/12/2013 9:14:06 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: RegulatorCountry
Wawa is a gas station/convenience store. (Like Sheets if you have those)

Who can get sandwiches made to order, a large variety of coffee, and sodas. Usually have the best price on gas.

I believe the original owners of company, are Lakota Indian. Wawa is goose in Lakota, and there is a goose in the logo. Still it is a silly name for gas station.

The irony is apparently he needed gas. I think that Wawas has about ten pumps.

27 posted on 08/12/2013 9:17:29 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: bmwcyle

One of the reasons a preflight inspection is done (manually checking fuel in both tanks is on the list).


28 posted on 08/12/2013 9:24:02 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

WaWa has great coffee. They are rapidly expanding into FL - Orlando and the west coast.


29 posted on 08/12/2013 9:25:17 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: DYngbld

Wawa is Ojibwe/Chippewa, not Lakota, but yep, it’s the word for “goose”.

Sounds silly to non- Mid-Atlantic folks I know, but I can’t hear the name without my mouth watering. Mmmmm....hoagies.


30 posted on 08/12/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT by Claud
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To: mbarker12474
Frank Hammon of WFLS News reports that the pilot forgot to fuel his plane before taking off.

Good pre-flight, geniuos [sic]!

31 posted on 08/12/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: DYngbld

They also have tasty hoagies! Lol


32 posted on 08/12/2013 9:27:37 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Vaquero

How did he know? Did it take full power to taxi in?


33 posted on 08/12/2013 9:29:14 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: Claud
Wawa is Ojibwe/Chippewa, not Lakota, but yep, it’s the word for “goose”.

Sounds silly to non- Mid-Atlantic folks I know, but I can’t hear the name without my mouth watering. Mmmmm....hoagies.

I was trying to remember what tribe it was, I stand corrected. :)

The closest one to me is in Short Pump. The one with the new lawn ornament is about an hour away.

Dang, now I need some lunch.

34 posted on 08/12/2013 9:37:38 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: mbarker12474

If I needed gas at 5:50 in the morning in Fredericksburg (and maybe something for breakfast), I’d head for WaWa, too.


35 posted on 08/12/2013 9:38:09 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: TruthWillWin

Nothing beats the checklist. God is your co-pilot but you still need the checklist.


36 posted on 08/12/2013 9:44:01 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: DYngbld

Its always confusing to me, because I keep thinking it should be Lenape! The Ojibwe didn’t live anywhere near Wawa, PA.

And would “Cohonks” be any worse a name? ;)


37 posted on 08/12/2013 10:46:49 AM PDT by Claud
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To: TheRhinelander; Kid Shelleen; Prov1322; Twink
I see these places in PA when I go there. Worst name EVER.

Not to natives of the area it isn't. The first dairy farm that started the business, and now its corporate headquarters, is located in the town of Wawa, Pennsylvania. The town of Wawa was named before the USA began, in the language of the Leni Lenape Indians native to the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region. It means "wild goose", apparently the sound a goose makes flying over. Hence, the company's logo:

Old logo before redesign in 2004:

Best. Coffee. Ever. And -- fresh Philly soft pretzels with mustard every day, and hoagies, TastyCakes, and Goldenberg's Peanut Chews -- all Philadelphia delights. I was ecstatic when the chain started moving into Maryland and Virginia!

38 posted on 08/12/2013 11:24:14 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde

That explains it. Thank you!


39 posted on 08/12/2013 11:25:53 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: bmwcyle

Well, he knows where the gas is sold anyways


40 posted on 08/12/2013 11:31:30 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Albion Wilde
Leave it to you for the history of Wawa!

(Couldn't find the 60's jingle "People on the Know-oh go to Wawa Food Market...fast, fast shopping night and day...")

Have not migrated to GreenAcres and doubt they will...

41 posted on 08/12/2013 11:35:01 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: DYngbld
"Fine journalism here. The whole article makes little sense."

That paper is a disgrace. It's typical for the Freelance Star. When I resided in Fredericksburg, I had to cancel my subscription to that rag. I got tired of having to re-read an article over and over just to make sense of a story. Trying to read that paper just made me feel dyslexic.
42 posted on 08/12/2013 11:40:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: GeronL

I guess they have the best price in town.


43 posted on 08/12/2013 12:04:36 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: mbarker12474
Forgot to check his gas!! In a plane!!!

Grab his license and cut it up in front of him.

44 posted on 08/12/2013 12:12:18 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N4969J/history/20130812/0534Z/R%20SAV%207%207/KCHO


45 posted on 08/12/2013 1:03:39 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Prov1322
Have not migrated to GreenAcres and doubt they will...

So far, when I'm driving south towards NC, I often stop at the ones all the way down in Virginia along Rt 95 for snacks and great prices on gasoline, even if I have to drive a mile off the interstate.

I just checked their site. So far, they are only listing New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Florida. Give them time to fill in the gap between Virginia and Florida...

46 posted on 08/12/2013 4:28:43 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Wa Wa? What the heck is that, a baby water store.

Not quite...


47 posted on 08/12/2013 4:32:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TheRhinelander
That explains it. Thank you!

No thanks necessary until you've experienced a Philly soft pretzel with mustard and rock salt from Wawa -- then you'll really have something to thank me for!! LOL!!

48 posted on 08/12/2013 4:37:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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