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Updated: Plane Carrying Governor Crash-Lands at Santa Fe; No Injuries (NM Martinez)
Albuquerque Journal North ^ | May 24, 2012 | Dan Boyd

Posted on 05/25/2012 5:03:07 PM PDT by CedarDave

SANTA FE – A private plane carrying Gov. Susana Martinez and her husband, Chuck Franco, landed at Santa Fe Municipal Airport without its landing gear down Wednesday night, but there were no injuries, the governor’s spokesman said.

Matt Chandler, district attorney for the 9th Judicial District, also was on board, but was not injured, said spokesman Scott Darnell.

The emergency landing took place at about 10 p.m.

The governor was returning from a campaign event in Tucumcari for Republican state Senate candidate Angie Spears. The Spears campaign paid for the flight, Darnell said.


Gov. Susana Martinez told reporters this morning she saw sparks flying when a small plane carrying her and others crash-landed at Santa Fe Municipal Airport Wednesday night, but she said the incident won’t keep her from taking more flights on small planes.

Speaking for the first time since the incident about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Martinez said she initially thought a tire had blown on the plane’s landing gear.

“It wasn’t scary, in the sense that we didn’t realize what had happened until it happened,” Martinez told reporters after a childhood reading event in Española this morning. “The plane was not destroyed — nothing was broken off or flew off.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: martinez; planecrash; susanamartinez
The pilot was responsible for the crash landing. Due to strong winds during the approach, the pilot retracted the gear and went around for a second approach. He neglected to redeploy the gear and the plane landed on its belly.
1 posted on 05/25/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 05/25/2012 5:07:14 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

That’s why we always used to call “YT 182 at the 180, three down and locked”.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

4 posted on 05/25/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Oh geeze. I would not want to the one who made that mistake!


5 posted on 05/25/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: CedarDave

Well heck, except for the prop having a little pitch trouble now, doesn’t look too bad.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: CedarDave

I can see how that mistake could happen.

Bet it was a scary awakening when he struck the runway with the belly of the plane!


7 posted on 05/25/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: SaraJohnson; BwanaNdege
The single-engine Malibu propeller plane was piloted by Sid Strebeck, a Clovis businessman who has approximately 3,000 flight hours.
8 posted on 05/25/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: BwanaNdege
I live very near the end of a runway for a major military base. I listen to tower freq all the time, because I really DO want to know when someone declares an emergency and does a dreaded 3-engine landing with a C-130, or the other jet last week that did the low flyby for the tower to see if the birdstrike had cause any damage to the nose-gear. I just find that kind of stuff important to know about.

Tower tells everyone on final to call at 3 miles with the gear. They always do.

During the last airshow, lots of weird planes, military and civilian were coming in, and getting the standard treatment.

One guy called at 3 miles with 3 down and welded. Took me a minute to figure out he was one of the civilian aerobatic AC.

/johnny

9 posted on 05/25/2012 5:23:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: The Cajun

I suspect the yellow and black striping on the plane’s door means no entry, and that an investigation will be performed.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 5:24:27 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
He neglected to redeploy the gear and the plane landed on its belly.

At what point did his pucker factor go up?

11 posted on 05/25/2012 5:27:37 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

In the Hueys it was always “2 down & welded” - skids, that is.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 5:30:19 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: CedarDave

There is a saying among pilots about forgetting to put the gear down. There are those that have and there are those that will. I am one of one of those that have, but actually I did not forget to put my gear down but switched the landing gear switch instead of the flap switch on my landing roll out. Sure is a good way to stop in a hurry though. :-)

That was many years ago in 1958, so I blame it on being young and dumb, but ever since I am very aware of mt landing gear and flaps.


13 posted on 05/25/2012 5:36:03 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: The Cajun

“Why is that stupid horn going off? That isn’t the stall alarm!”

Trouble is it will be an engine tear-down to inspect the crankshaft in addition to the repair on the bottom of the wings and fuselage.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 5:46:27 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: CedarDave

Bump


15 posted on 05/25/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: CedarDave

“He neglected to redeploy the gear...”

I think this calls for a big OY VEH!

I’m very glad everyone is OK.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 6:14:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Clay Moore
Yep, big bucks anyway you look at it, but when you can walk away from it, small matter.
Scariest I had was in a float plane and we barely clipped the top of a cypress tree taking off out of a canal (Pilot misjudged canal length, weight or hot humid conditions for take off).
Saw the green marks on the wing strut on my side, prop and pontoons didn't hit anything, thank goodness.
You never forget those little things :^)
17 posted on 05/25/2012 6:16:28 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: CedarDave

I’m grateful everyone is OK.


18 posted on 05/25/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: CedarDave

I’m grateful everyone is OK.


19 posted on 05/25/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: CedarDave

I’m grateful everyone is OK.


20 posted on 05/25/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: CedarDave

I’m grateful everyone is OK.


21 posted on 05/25/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: The Cajun

Any landing that you can walk away from is a good landing. If you can reuse the airplane it is a great landing.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 6:37:50 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: CedarDave

I bet she takes the choo-choo from now on.


23 posted on 05/25/2012 6:39:22 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: CedarDave

I was going to post that I’m glad no one was hurt, but DL already said it for me.

;-)

I’d hate to lose Susana.


24 posted on 05/25/2012 6:45:34 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: CedarDave

Thanks for the ping Dave. Sounds frightening!


25 posted on 05/25/2012 7:34:42 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Yikes!!!! I hit the post button ONCE I swear!


26 posted on 05/25/2012 8:03:56 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

I just assumed you were very, VERY grateful


27 posted on 05/25/2012 9:11:27 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Glad the Governor, crew etc is OK......

Just glad it didn’t come to this.

This is the story of the poor dizzy blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot.

He has a heart attack and dies. She, frantic, calls out a May Day.

“May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is dead.

And I don’t know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!”

She hears a voice over the radio saying:

“This is Air Traffic Control and I have you loud and clear. I will talk you through this and

get you back on the ground. I’ve had a lot of experience with this kind of problem.

‘Now, just take a deep breath. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position.”

She says, “I’m 5’4” and I’m in the front seat.”

“O.K.” says the voice on the radio....

“Repeat after me: Our Father. . Who art in Heaven. . . ....”


28 posted on 05/25/2012 10:14:58 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

LOL!


29 posted on 05/25/2012 10:42:01 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Squantos

Cute! Lol!


30 posted on 05/25/2012 11:07:09 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: LegendHasIt
There are just too many odd `coincidences` Remember the Latino vote, and that the Gov is probably on Mitt's short list...

Breitbart and one of the coroners who examined him
31 posted on 05/25/2012 11:43:13 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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