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Plane Lands On Top of Another At Los Alamos Airport (Amazing NM Plane Crash)
KOAT.COM ^ | 11/06/06 | staff

Posted on 11/06/2006 9:14:48 PM PST by NRA2BFree

LOS ALAMOS, N. M. -- According to Los Alamos officials, a single-engine aircraft landed on top of another plane which was also in landing mode shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday. A witness told Action 7 News that a Bonanza landed on top of a Cessna.

Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are on the way to the Los Alamos Airport to investigate the incident.

Officials said two people suffered minor injuries but refused treatment. Luckily there was no fire or gas spilled.

The airport was temporarily closed and may remain so until Tuesday.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: New Mexico; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: crash; planes
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There's a video you can watch at the link. It shows the two planes, one on top of the other.
1 posted on 11/06/2006 9:14:49 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: NRA2BFree

2 posted on 11/06/2006 9:17:59 PM PST by rawhide
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To: NRA2BFree

Cool, I used to drive by that airport everyday one summer.


3 posted on 11/06/2006 9:18:25 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: rawhide

It must be mating season.


4 posted on 11/06/2006 9:19:17 PM PST by Mike Darancette ( Europe will either become Christian again or become Muslim. Not the "culture of nothing".)
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To: NRA2BFree

I don't think they quite grasp the concept of the Mile High Club.


5 posted on 11/06/2006 9:19:41 PM PST by nhoward14
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To: NRA2BFree

Looka like two grasshoppers I have seen in a similar position.


6 posted on 11/06/2006 9:20:35 PM PST by therut
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To: rawhide

I'm no expert, but does that look like two V-tail bonanzas or did the tail on the bottom airplane break?


7 posted on 11/06/2006 9:21:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Mike Darancette
It must be mating season.

hahahahahahahaha!

8 posted on 11/06/2006 9:21:23 PM PST by latina4dubya
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To: NRA2BFree

D'OH


9 posted on 11/06/2006 9:23:42 PM PST by Cymbaline (I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stres)
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To: NRA2BFree

It's good to be able to joke about it.


10 posted on 11/06/2006 9:24:01 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: USNBandit

They are both Bonanzas according to the video at the attached link.


11 posted on 11/06/2006 9:24:25 PM PST by Sunnyvale CA Eng.
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To: USNBandit
I'm no expert, but does that look like two V-tail bonanzas or did the tail on the bottom airplane break?

I am not sure what the plane on the bottom is, but it definitely is not a Cessna.

12 posted on 11/06/2006 9:26:11 PM PST by cpdiii (Oil Field Trash and proud of it, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast)
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To: NRA2BFree

Let me guess, female pilot?


13 posted on 11/06/2006 9:27:02 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: Mike Darancette

Look for a new hang glider in 9 months.


14 posted on 11/06/2006 9:27:05 PM PST by uptoolate (Their 'innocent' civilian is their next suicide bomber)
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To: USNBandit
Definitely not a Cessna as reported!
15 posted on 11/06/2006 9:27:23 PM PST by raftguide
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To: NRA2BFree
Is it just me, or is there some funnnnny stuff going on around here tonight. Every thread I read is just hysterical. (It could be me that's hysterical.)

Mating season...
Mile high club...
grasshoppers...

Ya'all are cracking me up!
16 posted on 11/06/2006 9:27:29 PM PST by momteacherandvp (Living the American dream!)
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To: NRA2BFree
Heeheh!

Of course they refused medical treatment. Somebody might have been spending too much time at the Tailwind Lounge.

17 posted on 11/06/2006 9:27:48 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: NRA2BFree

Yikes!

But don't forget to vote for Jon Dolin on the 7th!


18 posted on 11/06/2006 9:29:03 PM PST by abner (New tagline- http://www.liberalloismurphy.com)
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To: Mike Darancette

Hey, what planes do in private is nobody else's business.


19 posted on 11/06/2006 9:29:18 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It says "people"--do you think that's the PC way of saying "women fliers"?


20 posted on 11/06/2006 9:29:40 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

With no direct mention, it is probably a female pilot, democrat. If Republican they would have found a way to mention it! ;^)


21 posted on 11/06/2006 9:34:06 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Wonder if the woman pilot was on top?


22 posted on 11/06/2006 9:35:53 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: NRA2BFree

Channel 13 video:

http://www.krqe.com/video/expanded.asp?ID=5284


23 posted on 11/06/2006 9:36:47 PM PST by CedarDave ("O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." ~ Voltaire. "Will John Kerry do?" - Lord (courtesy catpuppy))
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To: NRA2BFree

I have spent many, many days at that airport, sitting in the Fire Departments crash truck; back when the DOE had flights coming in from Oak Ridge, Pantex, and the Nevada Test Site.


24 posted on 11/06/2006 9:43:37 PM PST by andrew1957
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Officials said two people suffered minor injuries but refused treatment. Luckily there was no fire or gas spilled.

Miraculous!
25 posted on 11/06/2006 9:46:30 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: rawhide

Two Beechcraft Bonanzas?


26 posted on 11/06/2006 9:46:52 PM PST by My2Cents (The Democrat Party's '06 platform: Offering a "Suicide Pact With America.")
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I'm no expert, but does that look like two V-tail bonanzas

Video says they are both Beech Bonanzas. A green trimmed one on top, a red trimmed one on the bottom.

27 posted on 11/06/2006 9:47:16 PM PST by El Gato
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To: NRA2BFree

Something similar has happened before a few years back.


28 posted on 11/06/2006 10:01:24 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Sunnyvale CA Eng.

"They are both Bonanzas "

Any FReeper pilots remember the old joke about "the three most useless things on the flight line"?


29 posted on 11/06/2006 10:15:23 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principles, - -)
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To: IncPen

ping ,,, interesting


30 posted on 11/06/2006 10:18:27 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: NRA2BFree
...a single-engine aircraft landed on top of another plane...
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Kids, don't try this at home.
31 posted on 11/06/2006 10:20:24 PM PST by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Hey, what planes do in private is nobody else's business.
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Well, they're supposed to this in the hanger, not out on the runway.

Durn exhibitionists.
32 posted on 11/06/2006 10:23:16 PM PST by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Mike Darancette

Thats what I was gonna say. Also, I 've seen ducks going at it in justt about the exact same fashion. LOL


33 posted on 11/06/2006 10:23:55 PM PST by diverteach
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"Any FReeper pilots remember the old joke about "the three most useless things on the flight line"?

No, never heard that one - what are they?

34 posted on 11/06/2006 10:26:06 PM PST by Sunnyvale CA Eng.
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To: Mamzelle
Of course they refused medical treatment.

Wanted to run home and get out of those pants.

35 posted on 11/06/2006 10:26:28 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: KeyLargo

Ping.


36 posted on 11/06/2006 10:29:24 PM PST by raygun (Whenever I see U.N. blue helmets I feel like laughing and puking at the same time.)
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To: Sunnyvale CA Eng.

The three most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you, runway behind you, and a tenth of a second ago.


37 posted on 11/06/2006 10:32:54 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (We are but Seekers of Truth, not the Source.)
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To: Fido969

I'm not going to rest until I know the names of the pilots. Who wants to make book that the "top" has a name like "Marcy" or "Cindy"?


38 posted on 11/06/2006 10:34:22 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: rawhide

How soon before we have a litter of little planes???


39 posted on 11/06/2006 10:36:14 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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Hey, what planes do in private is nobody else's business.

The next thing planes will be asking for is legal marriage.

40 posted on 11/06/2006 10:37:09 PM PST by Mike Darancette ( Europe will either become Christian again or become Muslim. Not the "culture of nothing".)
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To: momteacherandvp

Full moon phase.


41 posted on 11/06/2006 10:59:49 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush if given a chance.)
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To: Brian Allen

I prefer high wing aircraft. Yup, I do.


42 posted on 11/06/2006 11:00:31 PM PST by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: Swordmaker

Sons of Beeches?


43 posted on 11/06/2006 11:26:33 PM PST by Rte66
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To: NRA2BFree

Fly United!

I always thought that was a joke depicted with 2 ducks.


44 posted on 11/06/2006 11:44:57 PM PST by dalereed
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Hey, what planes do in private is nobody else's business.

Of course, besides, they are probably domestic partners. Two guys, two gals, twe dogs, two hamsters, two airplanes....

45 posted on 11/07/2006 1:07:49 AM PST by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: rawhide
Synchronized landing startles pilots By TOM SHARPE | The New Mexican November 7, 2006 A single-engine airplane ended up atop another at Los Alamos County Airport on Monday afternoon as both pilots tried to land at the same time. No one was seriously injured in the freak accident that closed the airport shortly after 3 p.m. so the Federal Aviation Administration could investigate. Jim Unruh of White Rock was flying a 1963 Beechcraft Bonanza that ended up straddling a 1959 Beechcraft Bonanza piloted by Robert Johnson of Ojo Caliente. Johnson was returning to Taos from Reno, Nev., with a passenger, Pavel Lukes of Taos, who co-owns the airplane with him. They said they stopped in Los Alamos for fuel because it is cheaper there than in Taos. "It was a hell of a ride," the Czech-born Lukes said of the accident. Sgt. Fred Rascon of the Los Alamos Police Department said Unruh was able to walk away from his plane, but it took time to free Johnson and Lukes from the bottom plane. "Both pilots were landing at the same time, one above the other," Rascon said. "Apparently, they didn't see each other until they actually landed." Lt. Reggie Briggle of the Los Alamos police said Johnson and Lukes' injuries were so slight, they refused treatment. Asked which pilot appeared to be at fault, Briggle said, "There might have been some issue with one of them's communication, but the investigation is not up to the LAPD." Los Alamos County spokeswoman Julie Habiger said she had heard one pilot was tuned to the wrong radio frequency. Los Alamos County Airport, which is rated for small, private aircraft and has no commercial flights, has no air-traffic controller. Pilots approaching the airport use remote control to turn on the lights. The FAA's on-scene investigation was expected to continue until past 10 p.m. Monday. The three men involved were kept at the scene until about 7:45 p.m. Habiger said Acting Airport Manager Kyle Zimmerman told her the FAA probably would classify the wreck as "an incident rather than an accident -- the difference being that nobody was hurt and there is really very little property damage." She said after oil is cleaned from the runway, crews would use dollies to lift one airplane off the other and then move both off the runway. "We may be able to get reopened by the morning shift," Habiger said. No one was speculating whether either plane would fly again. Eyewitnesses said it appeared the bottom airplane's windshield was smashed, but otherwise, neither plane was badly damaged. Both pilots said they plan to fly again. http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/51744.html#
46 posted on 11/07/2006 5:38:31 AM PST by KeyLargo
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One plane to another: Was it good for you, too?


47 posted on 11/07/2006 9:18:47 AM PST by wildbill
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To: NRA2BFree

qwned!


48 posted on 11/07/2006 9:20:43 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (`)
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To: rawhide

Oops.


49 posted on 11/07/2006 9:22:45 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: NRA2BFree

I was landing at the airport in Longmont, Colorado a couple of years ago and when I was on final and about to touch down a King Air 300 belonging to the sky diver business flew in right over the top of me. The A**hat was known for doing that and had previously been busted in the mouth for it. There are some crazy people out there.


50 posted on 11/07/2006 9:39:46 AM PST by dljordan
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