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Pilot lands Cessna 150 on Interstate 10 in Mississippi

Perfect timing, no injuries to the pilot and passenger and no accidents caused by his landing. ( More...

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Jack Carson 15
Great job by the young man flying the 150.
Karel Vanhout 6
Well done!
Ronnie B. 1
Isn't landing on the highway, an accident (mishap) by definition?

Nice control of a crash landing.
Ruger9X19 5
Nope, The NTSB defines an incident as an occurrence other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operations.

Most incidents do not need to be reported to the NTSB, unless it is a "serious incident" that must be reported. (Basically aircraft control issues, or damage of property other than the aircraft exceeding $25000)

Here is the federal code. Happy reading!
Ruger9X19 2
That link also has the accident definition which is:
Aircraft accident means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage.
Ronnie B. 3
Knowledge is power.
blueashflyer 2
and Reading is Fundamental
Robert Graff 1
and that was a great book...but don't take my word for it
kelvin rone 1
Landing on the highway is not an accident, Crashing on the the highway is an accident!!. "I timed the landing perfectly" - YES HE DID. I would have to change my pants after that. WELL DONE !! By the way it would appear that lots of people are trying to find fault with the pilot- "he landed on a highway", "his registration is wrong". PEOPLE....JUST GIVE THE GUY CREDIT AND MOVE ON !! GEEZ
Dave Wood 1
The reporter seemed amazed that the aircraft would fly with no engine power.
scott ebrite 1
Ir appears there is a problem with this aircrafts registration. Ref FAA registry:
"This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation."

Serial Number 15067896 Status Cert Terminated
Manufacturer Name CESSNA Certificate Issue Date None
Model 150H Expiration Date None
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code (b ase 8 / oct) 52320267
MFR Year 1967 Mode S Code (base 16 / hex) A9A0B7
Type Registration Individual Fractional Owner NO
hal pushpak 8
Nah, It is very common practice for the FAA Registry to put up this notice while the FAA Forms 8050-x are being processed after a sale of change in ownership, etc. Been there, done that. Mine took a couple of months.
Jesus Diaz 1
Good job!
Rod Collen 1
"I timed my approach... *nods head*... perfectly."
paul gilpin 1
was this guy flying under the radar?
aw shut up. you were thinking it too.
paulo marques 1
Nicely done. ..
ric lang 1
Another one of those airplanes that can barely kill you!

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Joe Burns 0
Not to take away from his accomplishment, or reflect any moronic armchair pilot theory on his pilot ability, his performance was fantastic as evidenced by the outcome, BUT, if there was damage or injury causing an investigation, that later determined it to be loss of power due to fuel exhaustion (I.E. 'Ran out of gas', pilot error) his licence would be sanctioned by the FAA.
Considering all the dumb things I've done in a 150 when learning to fly 35 years ago, I am in no way saying this is what happened, and I'd be the LAST one to cast doubt on ANY pilots performance without evidence. Great Job! He has a "There I was..." hangar story for life.
casper jones 0
Marvelous, experience makes a difference, job well done


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