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Small Plane Lands On I-75
ClickonDetroit ^ | December 19, 2005

Posted on 12/19/2005 2:11:59 PM PST by ShadowDancer

Small Plane Lands On I-75

No Injuries Reported

POSTED: 3:38 pm EST December 19, 2005
UPDATED: 4:59 pm EST December 19, 2005

A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 75 Monday afternoon, according to Allen Park police.

The plane landed in the southbound lanes of the freeway at Dix Highway, Local 4 reported. Traffic was passing in only one lane, according to ClickOnDetroit.com partner Traffic.com. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

No injuries or damage to the freeway was reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called to investigate the incident, Local 4 reported.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: emergencylanding; faa

1 posted on 12/19/2005 2:12:00 PM PST by ShadowDancer
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To: ShadowDancer
Eisenhower made a design decision back when the interstate system was created to ensure that there were straights sufficient to act as jet runways in the event of a hot war. It's saved a number of people.

I think, though, that he had it in mind to stop traffic first...could be wrong about that...

2 posted on 12/19/2005 2:14:30 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
"straights sufficient to act as jet runways in the event of a hot war. It's saved a number of people."

The powerlines crossing the highways are killer though. You can't see them from the air.

3 posted on 12/19/2005 2:16:21 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ShadowDancer

Is it a toll road?


4 posted on 12/19/2005 2:17:23 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: ShadowDancer

Does a successful forced landing constitute an accident? Assuming the pilot landed there for good reason, I'd say he probably averted an accident. Too bad about traffic snarls, but a whole lot better than wrecking the plane, a building and killing people.


5 posted on 12/19/2005 2:20:32 PM PST by magslinger (At the end of the day the only truly educated people are autodidacts.)
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To: theDentist

No, it's not. It's Interstate 75, it runs straight down to Florida from here.


6 posted on 12/19/2005 2:21:16 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: ShadowDancer

ooops....


7 posted on 12/19/2005 2:22:02 PM PST by dakine
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To: billorites
The powerlines crossing the highways are killer though. You can't see them from the air.

they are on the maps, so there should be no excuse. on top of that, a small single engine plane would barely keep up with the speed of traffic when landing at normal speeds. A Cessna 152 can lift off at just under 60 knots.

8 posted on 12/19/2005 2:23:38 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: Billthedrill

"Eisenhower made a design decision back when the interstate system was created to ensure that there were straights sufficient to act as jet runways in the event of a hot war."

This is a myth, though as a private pilot roads can seem awfully attractive as runways, and at my home field the only real choice if you lose your engine after T.O. is a freeway or road. But a field might be the better choice if you have the option. Powerlines, light fixtures, traffic, concrete dividers, alignment with wind, etc.

Any ol port in a storm right?

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/airstrip.asp

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21527-2005Feb13.html


9 posted on 12/19/2005 2:34:23 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: dakine

Apparently the guy immediately got out and made a call on his cell phone. That ought to keep AAA busy for a little while.


10 posted on 12/19/2005 2:35:20 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: Billthedrill
An educated man is Billthedrill. The ability to recover SAC aircraft on the return from nuclear delivery missions when their base had been destroyed by a Soviet nuke was one of the major selling points used by Ike to Congress in getting the Interstate Highway bill passed. There were, of course, several others, but this and the quick movement of troops in convoy from-east-to-west and north-to-south after the transportation debacle of the Korean War was an apparent necessity.
11 posted on 12/19/2005 2:35:39 PM PST by middie
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To: ShadowDancer

Near LPHS?


12 posted on 12/19/2005 2:40:51 PM PST by dakine
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To: dakine

Opposite side of Dix and 75, where they meet by the storage place. There have been a million helicopters around here.


13 posted on 12/19/2005 2:47:16 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: ShadowDancer

I see..I went and read the story, over by Goddard...


14 posted on 12/19/2005 2:50:55 PM PST by dakine
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To: dakine
I went and read the story

I hope you didn't hurt yourself.

15 posted on 12/19/2005 2:54:18 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: ShadowDancer

Next time post the info...


16 posted on 12/19/2005 2:55:55 PM PST by dakine
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To: dakine
It was updated after I posted it. I take it telling time isn't a requirement in the AF.
17 posted on 12/19/2005 3:04:08 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Yeah, right. As if Eisenhower was going to tell the Highway Department what he was doing.

Get real ;^>

Seriously, I know from personal sources that drills were run with a few specific sections of highway (not "one in five" as the urban leged sites have it) as disbursed runways during the "bad old days" of SAC. I've heard reports from SAC pilots whom I have had the privelage of speaking with from their time in the 50s and 60s of some very hairy tests of this concept. It apparently dates back to World War 2 and the XB-19 program. I suppose they could have been BSing me, but I don't buy it, based on other things that they've told me over the years. However, they are some very twisted people. Disciplined, but twisted (grin)

The Harrier was explicitely developed so that it could use unimproved roadways for take off and landing, primarily in Europe (they can carry more if they are "short take off" rather than "vertical take off") based on the experiences of trying to build up roadway segments that would tolerate the abuse of modern aircraft.


18 posted on 12/19/2005 3:07:27 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: ShadowDancer

Time? It's zero 1800, or something like that...military time is too confusing...


19 posted on 12/19/2005 3:11:40 PM PST by dakine
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Ah, well, another urban legend down - I used to live near one of these "flight strips" and it was a major comfort to know it was there when my instructer yanked the @#$%# throttle for the umpteenth time...


20 posted on 12/19/2005 3:11:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: ShadowDancer; Dashing Dasher

Ping


21 posted on 12/19/2005 3:12:30 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Billthedrill

Need a link to "405, The Movie."


22 posted on 12/19/2005 3:13:23 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: dakine
Now you'll always know what time it is.


23 posted on 12/19/2005 3:16:50 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: ShadowDancer

Now how the he!! did you find that?


24 posted on 12/19/2005 3:19:18 PM PST by dakine
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To: dakine

I rock.


26 posted on 12/19/2005 3:25:01 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: connectthedots
"they are on the maps, so there should be no excuse."

Ah, a non-pilot I see.

27 posted on 12/19/2005 3:45:21 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ShadowDancer
Wrong Way Corrigan? He wasn't that far from DTW.

Nothing like a 767 landing on the LA 405

28 posted on 12/19/2005 3:49:42 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: ShadowDancer

Did ya duck!!


29 posted on 12/19/2005 3:51:37 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: theDentist

no, it isn't a toll road.


30 posted on 12/19/2005 3:52:44 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Thank you troops.)
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To: Alouette

LOL...that's a good one!


31 posted on 12/19/2005 3:56:11 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: connectthedots

slow flight MCA in a 152 is 36 knots. I have done verticle landings in them.


32 posted on 12/19/2005 3:58:26 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: ShadowDancer

When Hitler designed the "autobons" the worlds first super 4 lane hiways they were designed with sufficient runway length for an airplane to land and be sheltered from the overpasses...say what you want...the Germans were very bright in their approaches to national safety. Of course they didn't have a bunch of brain dead US Senators putting their country in jeopardy by challanging the "Patriot Act" with a fillibuster!!
.


33 posted on 12/19/2005 4:09:23 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Most Americans are so spoiled with freedom they have no idea what it takes to earn and keep it.)
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To: ShadowDancer
It happens more than you think....
These are two that have happened in the last year around my house.

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34 posted on 12/19/2005 4:11:15 PM PST by Dashing Dasher ((It was) Like being shot through a pinball machine with a piano on your chest!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Can't remember if I saw it on here or not, but there was a video making the rounds a couple months back about a guy who had to emergency-land a C210 Centurion on a stretch of suburban commercial highway--and did it, got the plane down with no damage. But rather than truck it to the nearby airport, he was determined to TAKE BACK OFF on the same straight, flat part of the highway.

So the authorities closed off a stretch of road, he taxied the 210 down to the end, ran it up, and let off the brakes. At which point, after a few hundred feet of run, he clipped a pickup truck on the shoulder with the right wing, tearing off a little bit of wing, removing an antenna and the side mirror from the truck. He then slid to the right, hit another vehicle with the wing, more solidly, and the 210 spun off into the ditch on the shoulder.

He still ended up trucking his Centurion to the airport...with a smashed prop, bent gear, and a crushed right wing.

By the way, is that a T-28 in the top picture?

}:-)4


35 posted on 12/19/2005 4:46:08 PM PST by Moose4 (Liberals and vampires: Both like death, both hate crosses, and both are bloodsuckers.)
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To: Moose4

Yes, T-28. He did a BEAUTIFUL emergency landing and we trucked it back to the airport (see picture, the pickup truck has a tow bar attached. The story is even cooler than it seems - Chuck Yeager was part of the formation flight and ended up circling overhead with another P51 waiting to see if he made it down okay. Then - took off and went on their merry way. Could you imagine the pressure of doing an emergency landing knowing Chuck Yeager was watching!? LOL!


Never heard about the C210 story - have seen a bunch of them make emergency landings because of the wet wing vs. bladder.

I've had two myself - made it fine in both. Had to pull the seat cushion out - but it was okay.


36 posted on 12/19/2005 5:09:28 PM PST by Dashing Dasher ((It was) Like being shot through a pinball machine with a piano on your chest!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

"Eisenhower made a design decision back when the interstate system was created to ensure that there were straights sufficient to act as jet runways in the event of a hot war."

This is a myth, though as a private pilot roads can seem awfully attractive as runways, and at my home field the only real choice if you lose your engine after T.O. is a freeway or road. But a field might be the better choice if you have the option. Powerlines, light fixtures, traffic, concrete dividers, alignment with wind, etc. ""

In the western parts of the USA, power lines would not be near the problem you are worried about. Eisenhower was right, and you can land lots of planes on miles on I-80,70,15,10,90,94, and lots of others. Even USA 50 between here and Fallon, Nev has lots of places a small plane could set down.


37 posted on 12/19/2005 5:22:26 PM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Found the guy trying to take the C210 off from the road. This video will make you wince.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/102805/sub_crash001.shtml (news story)

http://www.wafb.com/global/video/WorldNowASX.asp?playerType=native&ClipID1=564694&h1=Plane (video)

}:-)4


38 posted on 12/19/2005 5:28:52 PM PST by Moose4 (Liberals and vampires: Both like death, both hate crosses, and both are bloodsuckers.)
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To: Moose4

ouch.


39 posted on 12/19/2005 6:12:45 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: zip

ping


40 posted on 12/19/2005 6:35:51 PM PST by Mrs Zip
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To: Moose4

Okay, I'm sorry - but I laughed out loud watching the video.

We call it a FiFi....

F*cking Idiot...F*cking Idiot.....


41 posted on 12/19/2005 8:59:26 PM PST by Dashing Dasher ((It was) Like being shot through a pinball machine with a piano on your chest!)
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