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Police: Drunk Pilot Crashes Plane Near I-75 Outside Dayton
WKRC ^ | 3/12/2013 | WKRC

Posted on 03/12/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by TSgt

Authorities are investigating an airplane crash Monday night in Miami Township in Montgomery County near Dayton, Ohio.

It happend near I-675 South and I-75 North.

Miamisburg resident Steve Pleasant told WHIO-TV he saw a small airplane flying low and it appeared to crash on the other side of a tree line. He said the crash “lit up the whole sky.”

Area residents also reported to WHIO-TV of hearing at least two explosions. Officers searched the field with flashlights by the Miamisburg water tower near I-75.

Police tell WKEF-TV that the pilot admitted to drinking.

The FAA is investigating. Right now, it's unclear why the plane went down, but on its way down, police say it crashed into a couple of power lines.

Police say that the two victims in the plane were both adult men. It's unclear where they were coming from or going to, but they were up and walking when authorities arrived and shouting for help.

The pilot also told police he knew he was going down so he shut off his fuel lines, which is why it wasn't a "gruesome" plane crash -- and likely why he and his passenger survived.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: alcohol; planecrash
Also:

Officials: Fuel possibly low in crashed plane http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/plane-that-crashed-has-middletown-owner/nWpXz/

1 posted on 03/12/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by TSgt
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To: TSgt

That would explain the lack of gruesomeness.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 9:19:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: TSgt

http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/plane-that-crashed-has-middletown-owner/nWpXz/


3 posted on 03/12/2013 9:20:50 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Morgan has been a pilot since July 2012...

Already IFR certified?


4 posted on 03/12/2013 9:22:20 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He skipped a step in: spin, crash, burn, die.

Any landing you can walk away from, I suppose...

/johnny

5 posted on 03/12/2013 9:22:43 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TSgt

Next time the boozer flies high he needs to leave the airplane on the ground and keep company with the bottle on the table.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 9:27:41 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TSgt

How do you get from “Police tell WKEF-TV that the pilot admitted to drinking” to: Police: Drunk Pilot? Having a drink and being drunk are, sometimes, two different things. Plus the story says he had the presence of mind to shut off the fuel supply before the crash. Does not sound like a drunk to me.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 9:31:15 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wheels up should ALWAYS equal wheels down-—highly recommended ay?


8 posted on 03/12/2013 9:31:51 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TSgt
"It is believed the plane was low on fuel..."

John Denver had the same problem.

I live ~ 10 minutes from crash site and had no loss of power....unlike the airplane.

9 posted on 03/12/2013 9:33:48 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: mc5cents
12 hours between the bottle and the throttle.

/johnny

10 posted on 03/12/2013 9:40:29 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
He skipped a step in: spin, crash, burn, die. Any landing you can walk away from, I suppose...

Here is what happens when you fly low then stall, spin and crash.. filmed from inside the airplane.

Fatal Cessna 150 crash

11 posted on 03/12/2013 9:43:47 AM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh I agree. But having a drink and being drunk are two different things.


12 posted on 03/12/2013 9:45:57 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: tflabo

First thing you do after you belly land. Put the gear switch to the “DOWN” position.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 9:47:18 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: TSgt

14 posted on 03/12/2013 9:48:53 AM PDT by Jane Long
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To: TSgt

The crash does not bespeak of a “crash that lit up the sky” nor a “spectacular explosion.”


15 posted on 03/12/2013 9:49:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: TSgt

Don't you goons know who I am?

16 posted on 03/12/2013 9:51:04 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Jane Long

Hollywood revisionist, sensationalist fantasy because the main character is black. Rules and regulations are there for a reason.


17 posted on 03/12/2013 9:52:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SkyDancer
"First thing you do after you belly land. Put the gear switch to the “DOWN” position."

There are two kinds of pilots: Those who have landed wheels up. And those who will land wheels up.

18 posted on 03/12/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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Piper Cherokee?


19 posted on 03/12/2013 10:06:17 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: billorites

And there are only two types of aircraft. Fighters and targets.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 10:10:20 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: newfreep

No, John Denver augured it in because he stomped on the rudder while reaching behind his head to change fuel tanks, stalled it, and couldn’t recover in time.


21 posted on 03/12/2013 10:22:37 AM PDT by MisterEd37 (TSA: You don't get on until we get off!)
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To: TSgt

Looking at the various youtubes of density altitude and low-altitude buzzing crashes, it was striking to me to relate all that as metaphoric for today’s US Economy. The regime is flying the economy close to the ground at near stall speed, thinking it can just raise the nose for all the MSM to see, how sleek a bird it is, when in the next second a tree is in the way, and things stall and spin out of control, handling the yoke (ie: Bernanke) can do nothing to avert the final crash with the ground.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 10:37:01 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: tflabo
Too bad Buddy Hackett wasn't on board to take over like he did for Tyler Fitzgerald (Jim Backus) in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
23 posted on 03/12/2013 11:30:58 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“That would explain the lack of gruesomeness.”

Damn. No gruesomeness, nothing to see here.

Is [sarc] Necessary?


24 posted on 03/12/2013 11:58:58 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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