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Passenger Falls Out of Plane Off Florida Coast
ABC News ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | JOSH HASKELL

Posted on 11/15/2013 12:26:12 AM PST by Daffynition

A passenger fell out of small plane and plummeted into the water in Miami's Biscayne Bay today, police said.

The plane was flying at 1,800 feet at the time.

Air traffic control received a "mayday" call around 1:30 p.m. ET when the Piper PA 46 was flying roughly eight miles southeast of Tamiami Executive Airport.

"Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! I have a door ajar and I'm heading toward Tamiami," the pilot told air traffic control. "I have a door ajar and a passenger that fell down. I'm six miles from Tamiami."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aviation
The first recorded suicide due to obamacare?
1 posted on 11/15/2013 12:26:12 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

This and someone walking into a spinning prop are nightmares every private pilot has had.

#$%&ing flimsy doors.


2 posted on 11/15/2013 12:31:52 AM PST by Bobalu (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: Bobalu

3 posted on 11/15/2013 12:34:22 AM PST by Bobalu (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: Daffynition

18 hundred feet isn’t that far, is it? At 32 feet per second squared that’s, oh wait nevermind.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 12:38:30 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Daffynition

Could he swim?


5 posted on 11/15/2013 12:38:54 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Bobalu
I love how calm pilots are.

I'm suspecting a suicide note and big insurance policy will eventually turn up.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 12:39:54 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Vendome

Was the pilot a Good Shepherd?


7 posted on 11/15/2013 12:40:32 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Telepathic Intruder

It’s not the fall....but the landing that’ll kill ya.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 12:41:16 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition

The story was...Splashed, across the local news...


9 posted on 11/15/2013 12:42:11 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Vendome

This week in Massachusetts:

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1909763276/Man-rescued-off-Beverly-shore

Ability to tread water for hours is a plus.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 12:44:44 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: BigCinBigD
Maybe he thought it was the loo.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 12:48:13 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition

I gotta tell you it’s impossible to “fall” out of a Piper PA-46.

The only way a passenger is getting out of a plane like this in flight is via a seriously intentional act.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 12:49:08 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Daffynition

The photo says…”Miami Dade police surround the plane”. What for? Were there donuts aboard? Guy opened the door, fell out.


13 posted on 11/15/2013 12:52:01 AM PST by albie
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To: Daffynition

No, the fall is only the terrifying part. Some of my worst nightmares are about falling. Others are about my in-laws. 1800 feet, that’s about 230 mph if not for terminal velocity. It’s about 10 seconds if also not for terminal velocity. Terminal velocity does you no good in this case.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 12:55:23 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Bobalu
This and someone walking into a spinning prop are nightmares every private pilot has had.

Sometimes it's the pilot.

15 posted on 11/15/2013 1:06:42 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: albie
Guy opened the door, fell out.

Even if he managed to get the door opened against the slipstream, there is no way on earth that he "fell" out of the plane. Try it sometime.

16 posted on 11/15/2013 1:09:17 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: albie

I want to modify my position in this. I have been assuming that this guy was sitting next to the pilot.

if he was way in the back of the cabin, and out of his seat, he could access a door that opens upward - easier to open in flight than a front-hinged door. And if the guy were foolhardy enough to open the door, it is possible that he could “fall” out. The set of circumstances that could lead to such an outcome are improbable in the extreme - so extreme that I still think this had to be an intentional act.


17 posted on 11/15/2013 1:15:26 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: cynwoody

I think either he guided the passenger to an excellent dive spot or the dude went head over heel on his own.


18 posted on 11/15/2013 1:15:37 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Daffynition

The under tow was holding back.

Should swam parallel to the shore line and he would have made it.

In high school some friends challenged me to swim out to a buoy.

I was a strong swimmer, no problem.

Made it out just fine. As I was coming back in it felt like something was pulling my legs down.

I had taken a course on lifesaving and in that moment recalled that I should swim parallel to shore.

So I swam about a mile south and when I walked back everyone wanted to know happened.

I relayed the story and didn’tt repeat the act.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 1:21:42 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Daffynition

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3091584/posts

Opposite coast, man fatally jumps out of helicopter during scenic tour.
Wonder if they are connected in any way.


20 posted on 11/15/2013 1:40:10 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

...maybe it was their way of reproducing Obama’s newest poll ratings???


21 posted on 11/15/2013 1:51:46 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: BCW

“We aren’t falling! We’re rising!”
Possibly?


22 posted on 11/15/2013 1:53:01 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Others are about my in-laws.

Laughing out loud! Thanks.

23 posted on 11/15/2013 2:42:56 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Daffynition

One fell out of a helicopter and another fell out of an airplane on the same day, How coincidental is that?


24 posted on 11/15/2013 4:04:32 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Daffynition

i think he jumped because the only channel on the flight was MSNBC.


25 posted on 11/15/2013 4:44:32 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Daffynition

When nature calls you have to answer.

When you gotta go — you gotta go.


26 posted on 11/15/2013 4:50:49 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Daffynition

maybe ed schultz was on the flight and he farted his large burrito?


27 posted on 11/15/2013 4:55:47 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Terminal velocity does you no good in this case.

That's why it's called "terminal" velocity - the speed at which the sudden stop is fatal....120mph or so is plenty. What's really amazing is the few cases where someone has landed just right in a bog or some other environment and lived.

28 posted on 11/15/2013 5:15:46 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: BigCinBigD

That story just made waves here in the Chitcago news market.....


29 posted on 11/15/2013 5:18:33 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Daffynition

ya...he copied this guy’s suicide:

>http://laist.com/2013/11/05/man_may_have_commit_suicide_by_jump.php<


30 posted on 11/15/2013 5:25:56 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Daffynition

Whose to say this guy wasn’t murdered?


31 posted on 11/15/2013 5:31:24 AM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Daffynition

Obama’s fault.


32 posted on 11/15/2013 5:52:43 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: Daffynition

Did the pilot and the passenger know one another? If not, it was probably a suicide. If they do know each other, it could be a plot for the guy to fake his own death. Can it be verified that the guy was ever on board in the first place? Where is Lt. Columbo when we need him?


33 posted on 11/15/2013 6:05:09 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Venturer

Obama death flanels.

Don’t laugh.


34 posted on 11/15/2013 7:10:20 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: GreenHornet

D. B. Cooper would be too old for a second escapade of this magnitude.


35 posted on 11/15/2013 7:14:18 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Paradox

36 posted on 11/15/2013 7:16:12 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Its not the fall that kills you its the sudden stop.


37 posted on 11/15/2013 9:01:12 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: trebb

Terminal velocity: for a falling object, the speed at which air resistance begins to exceed the force of gravity, so it stops accelerating. For a human being I think it’s about 160 mph—more than fast enough to kill. For a cannon ball it’s a lot higher. However, you’re right: there have been rare cases when people survived long falls—by finding ways to decrease their terminal velocity. So there are some potential benefits.


38 posted on 11/15/2013 3:07:01 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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