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Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." ( More...

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bentwing60 9
You can't do no better than this to save your ass, an airplane, and the cars. So down vote away. Could you do it!
Ruger9X19 3
My only issue is he didn't use proper hand signals prior to slowing down. When else are you going to use those pointless things?


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