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Old 04-04-2019, 07:54 AM
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Default Any of you guys try to land a Piper Arrow on i-10 in BR?

Curious if that was a member here?

For those of you who don't know all the old pilot jokes:

Do you know the difference between a good landing and a great landing?

You can walk away from a good landing.

A great landing you can reuse the same aircraft

Looks like he was unscathed. He said he clipped the top of an 18-wheeler that's we ended up off to the side of the interstate.
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Man seems small plan landings happen more on that stretch of I10 between Hammond and BR more than they should.
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If it wa between Hammond and BR it was I-12.
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Originally Posted by BOOMER View Post
If it wa between Hammond and BR it was I-12.
Article on nola dot com said I-10 close to the E. BR / Ascension Parish line (iirc)

You got any tire marks on top of your big rig?
Old 04-04-2019, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Article on nola dot com said I-10 close to the E. BR / Ascension Parish line (iirc)

You got any tire marks on top of your big rig?
If so, Get Gordon and Get it Done!
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Wonder which side he landed on. With traffic or head on against it. Seems with would be better but then no none knows to get out the way.....
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Originally Posted by mdees88 View Post
Wonder which side he landed on. With traffic or head on against it. Seems with would be better but then no none knows to get out the way.....
I'm guessing with. There is a lot more force involved in a head on.

All the bush pilots in ak say if you cant land on the beach (the only place most of the time and the tide has to be low) - to put the fuselage between two trees. Separating the wings bleeds a lot of energy off.

I would put it in the trees before head on with 70+ mph traffic but that is just a guess.

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I watched his interview after the landing. He had just picked the plane up from Baton Rouge metro airport flying it back to his home airport in Gonzales. It was in BR getting it’s Annual done and this was its first flight back home. He said the engine started making noise and then locked up.
I watched a YouTube video recently where a pilot said he had more faith in his engine in the last hours before an annual than the first hours after! I guess this is why.
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I could almost throw a rock from our shop and hit the plane. We heard the fire trucks and other emergency vehicles coming from all directions. Saw Acadian AirMed circling over the interstate and knew something big was going down. Turned on the local news and there’s a damn plane on the side of I10.




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I've seen a cropduster land on 1-10 in the 90's in that exact area on more than one occasion. pretty sure they were just refueling or similar. The few times i've seen it they were in the emergency lane with engine running.
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It didn't look to shabby, as far as interstate crash landings are concerned! I saw the aftermath on the way to Nola Wednesday.




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Bank shot off the Semi. Lucky to be alive.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Article on nola dot com said I-10 close to the E. BR / Ascension Parish line (iirc)

You got any tire marks on top of your big rig?
Nope, on vacation this week and next. I HATE I-10 and I-12 in La.
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As a A&P mechanic, my first thoughts were that it just came out maint, the engine was flown past TBO (time before overhaul), or there was a fuel contamination issue. Looks like my first guess was spot on. This was just a guess, not blame or finger pointing. That's what the NTSB does a great job of.

Glad everyone is ok, and maybe the plane will get to fly yet again.
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Originally Posted by mds47588 View Post
As a A&P mechanic, my first thoughts were that it just came out maint, the engine was flown past TBO (time before overhaul), or there was a fuel contamination issue. Looks like my first guess was spot on. This was just a guess, not blame or finger pointing. That's what the NTSB does a great job of.

Glad everyone is ok, and maybe the plane will get to fly yet again.
Very true.

And it never hurts to spend a little time in the pattern after an annual/eng maint either. Nice to have that runway sometimes
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Very true.

And it never hurts to spend a little time in the pattern after an annual/eng maint either. Nice to have that runway sometimes
Agreed 100%. A&P myself, and anytime I do maintenance on anyone's plane. We do multiple ground runs, high speed taxis, and then we will fly it. Always staying in a pattern to where we can glide back in if need be!
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Originally Posted by cbrantley531 View Post
agreed 100%. A&p myself, and anytime i do maintenance on anyone's plane. We do multiple ground runs, high speed taxis, and then we will fly it. Always staying in a pattern to where we can glide back in if need be!
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