Skip to comments.Security Video Shows Small Plane Landing on Calgary Road Wednesday
Posted on 04/25/2018 10:08:03 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian
Security video shows small plane landing on Calgary road Wednesday
Seriously, the pilot landed the aircraft, with four passengers and two crew, on a major artery in the Northeast quadrant of Calgary, after a loss of power. Luckily, at 5:45AM, there was little traffic and a tragedy was averted. There appears to be a little damage to the right wing of the aircraft, possibly nicking a sign, or light standard. Everyone is OK, no injuries.
36 Street NE will be shut down for some time, as the plane cannot be moved, pending the arrival of TSB investigators from Edmonton. (Hopefully, they will land at YYC, rather than a city street! 😜)
A piper Navajo is not a small plane.
“You have traffic at 12 o’clock...and at 6 o’clock”
A Piper Navajo is smaller than most a/c that fly into YYC. You may wish to contact Global News in Calgary to correct their article. You can e-mail them at: Calgary@globalnews.ca or you can call them at 403-235-7709, so that they may correct this error.
My understanding is that you can’t judge a plane by the size of it’s rudder.
If a pilot landed a Piper Navajo successfully on a municipal street with no damage to man or machine, that my friend is Captain Sully kind of workmanship at the controls. He or she deserves a medal.
Big girl will just roll inverted, stall, and pancake you into the ground.
Really, this pilot deserves a medal.
From the pictures of the plane on 36 St NE, it looks like he might have clipped a street sign. His right wing appears slightly shorter than the left. All in all, there appears to be no other damage to the plane. I say, “Well done!” to the pilot.
There is a Walmart about half a mile South on 36 St NE, so all involved can pick up fresh, clean undies, including the driver of the car that he appears to have buzzed (but missed by several dozen feet) as he was approaching for the landing.
Everyone should consider themselves to be very blessed in this situation.
The best safety device in any airplane is a well trained pilot.
And well trained pilots know where that claim originates.
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Not a 'perfect' landing, but still, only minor damage to the aircraft and no injuries. What a blessing! The aircraft was moved this afternoon, off the road, onto the grass. The only casualties of the emergency landing were possibly underwear of those on the plane and perhaps some drivers on 36 St NE.