Small plane crashes into raw sewage tank

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  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Another entry into the Yikes Files...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/19/BAG8JN26UK1.DTL&feed=rss.bayarea
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That's a pretty crappy way to die.

    I guess perhaps the pilot knew he was in trouble and thought that there was a chance the tank might make the crash survivable. I'm sorry it didn't work out for him.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Totally tasteless but :D :D all the same.

    BTW, there's an update on the site. Three dead. One flight instructor and two students. :(
     
  4. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    My sympathies go to the victims, but luckily the divers were spared. :eek: That would be worse than Lake Ontario.
     
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    Goodness, very strange circumstances. :confused:

    Sympathies to the family members involved.
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    I'm guessing by the look of the plane that they didn't have to endure the sewage for long. Still, of all the ways to go... :(

    [​IMG]
     
  8. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    Sewer you going to make another bad joke about this?

    Now that we know it was a twin engine aircraft, the most likely scenario is an engine-out situation. Twins are a real handful with the loss of an engine.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    Be careful, he's flush with ideas.
     
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    Yes, I know -- he's one of our more effluent members.
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    That's pretty sad. It sucks that things like this have to happen.
     
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    I'd rather hit the ground directly, thank you very much.


    You never hear of planes crashing into strip joints or into a holding tank of the Colonel's Secret Recipe, do you.
     
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    Rest in Poo?
     
  16. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Did they die on impact or suffocate or ingest the sewage?

    Whichever, they were in deep s**t.
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    One Flew Over the Poo Poo's Mess
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The tank is about 20 feet x 200 feet and after a plane literally dove in the only sign of the crash was a bent railing? I would expect there to be sewage everywhere (not to mention a huge hole in the bottom).
     
  19. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    You might have something there, Mr Closet Conspiracist. The plane came in at a steep angle - not a shallow glide when it could well have skimmed off the surface like, well, a stone over s**t - and so would have sliced through the mess like a hot knife through butter.

    The plot thickens...

    (All metaphors are in the public domain)
     
  20. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    I suppose if you couldn't swim ...... you could go through the motions !! :eek:
     
  21. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, not quite. :eek:









    Damn, that's a BAD one. :rolleyes:
     
  22. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i read the article and it stated, the passengers went to the states to learn how to fly...

    uh... why? can't people learn to fly in their own country?
     
  23. bigandy macrumors G3

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    :eek:

    maybe there aren't any similar tanks where they live.... :rolleyes:
     
  24. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    That is one of the more bizarre stories I've heard lately...

    Wierd that the sewage plant employees didn't hear anything. I wonder if both engines had stalled by the time the plane was in its final dive? I'm guessing no based on the bent prop in the photo.
     
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    lol, I was fine reading this thread up to this....then I started laughing....almost sprayed my drink all over my laptop :)
     

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