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Unread post by GRAHAMW » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:34 am



A small plane that had just taken off from Freeway Airport in Bowie, Maryland, struck a car traveling along U.S. 50 and crash-landed on the highway late Thursday morning. But remarkably, the crash did not lead to any major injuries, authorities said.

Two people who were inside the car that was struck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Prince George’s County Fire and EMS. The plane’s pilot and passenger were evaluated and treated for their injuries at the scene but declined to be taken to the hospital.

Photos from the scene showed a frightening scene. A small plane, with its left wing entirely sawed off, lay in the shoulder of U.S. 50 at Church Road. A silver Nissan with its front end smashed sat about 30 feet down the road.

In addition to only minor injuries, the crash did not cause a fire or spill any fuel, authorities said.

“I have to say, we are incredibly lucky this was not a more tragic story,” told Mike Yourishin, a spokesman with Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department.

During an interview with NBC Washington, Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale called it a “miracle.”

“No fire, no fuel spillage at all,” he said. “So yes, we’re very fortunate today.”
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Re: small plane crashes into car, lands on US 50

Unread post by RHUBARB » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:28 am

Hoo boy, here we go again, since when does Mooney make Cessnas. It seems reporters worldwide are of the opinion that any “small” plane is a Cessna. Something like all vacuum cleaners are Hoovers
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Re: small plane crashes into car, lands on US 50

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:35 am

spill any fuel, authorities said.
RIP a wing off and wrap the other one up and no fuel spill :shock:
Was there any on board :?:
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Unread post by richard C » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am

ummmm….
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Unread post by Mrb13676 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:34 am

Ugly Duckling wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:35 am
spill any fuel, authorities said.
RIP a wing off and wrap the other one up and no fuel spill :shock:
Was there any on board :?:
It’s a Mooney. Probably all the fuel leaked out of the wing during taxi....
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Unread post by ddevos » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:04 am

I wonder why they needed a machine to read the text in that "video"...
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Re: small plane crashes into car, lands on US 50

Unread post by Vogoff » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:47 pm

Mrb13676 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:34 am
It’s a Mooney. Probably all the fuel leaked out of the wing during taxi....
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I would be surprised if the fuel tanks didn't spill fuel from the damaged wing. Maybe the lack of fuel is the reason for the forced landing?

I'm also surprised by the missing wing. The Mooney has a single spar that is notoriously tough. I'm guessing emergency services cut the wing off to get the aircraft out the way. Was probably irreparable anyway?
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