Any Landing You Can Walk/Crawl Away From...
Three Colorado residents vacationing in Naples, FL are being
called very lucky after the Cessna 177B Cardinal in which they were
flying apparently ran out of fuel, and came to rest in a tree, 40
feet above the ground, near Quincy Municipal Airport (2J9).
A man and woman were stuck in the cabin. They were rescued by a
fire department ladder truck. They were described as conscious and
alert, and taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Another man, apparently the pilot, was thrown four stories to
the ground in the impact. Miraculously, he was found crawling for
help near a highway in the area, complaining of, "a busted
"I don't know how he kept from breaking every bone in his body,"
witness Gary Force told The Tallahassee Democrat.
None of the plane's occupants were immediately identified.
And so, a happy ending... and a reminder for firefighters.
Answering those calls to rescue cats stuck up in trees may actually
be scenario-based training in disguise.
Make/Model: C177 Description: 177,
Date: 02/27/2008 Time: 1715
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Minor Mid Air: N Missing:
City: QUINCY State: FL Country:
AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A TREE UNDER UNKOWN CIRCUMSTANCES,
NEAR QUINCY, FL
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 3 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: 1753Z WIND330014 VIS10 CLR 09/-8 A3011
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Unknown Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: ORLANDO, FL
Entry date: 02/28/2008