6.09.2009

Very Uncomfirmed

From an email: "I just heard that there was a plane that crashed on the runway at Decatur Airport. The FAA is there investigating and the runway is closed." But I haven't heard any sirens nor has anyone else mentioned this to me. And if the FAA was already there, I would think we would heard about it by now. So I'd tap the brakes on this one. Unless it turns out to be true, then this is Triple Breaking News. Edit: Holy, cow. Confirmed. Fire off the Triple Breaking News alert! (And thanks, Lori, for the email. I'll never doubt you again.) Edit: The plane is registered to Patricia Jane Keefer, out of Trophy Club.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Might be the missing Air France jet. Those crazy French...

Anonymous said...

OMG! Is Lynyrd Skynyrd alright?

Anonymous said...

Amelia Earhart...she's alive and in Decatur

Anonymous said...

Decatur has an airport?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like that pilot did an amazing job... anyone know if it is one of our local pilots?

Anonymous said...

What! No Breaking News post on the Messenger.. The Messenger is getting worse by the minute for keeping us informed about the happening of Wise County.

Anonymous said...

It will have been an amazing job if the landing gear wouldn't go down--in that case it's a good forced landing. However, if it was a failure on the part of the pilot to lower the landing gear prior to landing--not so good of a job!! Best thing is--looks like nobody got hurt.

Anonymous said...

Full flaps.

Anonymous said...

Airplanes are fun until somebody gets a head cut off.

Anonymous said...

2:54 - not an emergency landing, notice the engines were'nt shut down, the engines are timed to be horizontal with the wings to prevent engine damage when they are shut down, but they could have have been "feathered" and still turning at a very low rpm. Maybe I should invent one of those 50 gallon dispensers that mounts to the belly of the aircraft that's loaded with KY Jelly just for situations like this!!

Anonymous said...

Patricia Keefer is the president of the U.S. Air Race Organization. I read her bio, she's been flying for a long time.

Casual Observer said...

Aggie Little General at it again?

Anonymous said...

Just want I want to see close to my back yard!

Anonymous said...

Another perfect landing. Where the hell am I.

DF Captian Wild Bill Kelso

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

Quit calling me Shirley!

I wonder how many people will get that?

Anonymous said...

looks like the pilot knew what he was doing good job and from what i can tell no one was injured so that makes this even better

Anonymous said...

that plane right there is one of two privatly owned airplanes that has been all the way around the world.

Anonymous said...

Has Tom Bishop been out practicing again?

Anonymous said...

Hey, isn't he suppose to have the wheels down??? I'm just asking....

Anonymous said...

Roger, Roger

What's our vector, Victor?

And the correct quote is "Don't call me Shirley."

mzchief said...

To Adolf Oliver Bush...
I do not recall in which "Airplane" flick Leslie Nielson said that line.

Anonymous said...

All channels be advised that Sgt. Green has gone wings up. Uh, can someone clear him hot?

Seriously, crash landing a plane on the runway is so wheels off I can't even discuss it.

I have a good idea that would have been a REALLY good idea yesterday. Why doesn't this blog sponsor a Decatur Airport webcam. Surely, it would come in handy 2-3 times a year.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news!!! Precint 1 Constable announces his new plan of attack to enforce traffic in Wise County. As seen above, he was out making pratice traffic stop landings at the Decatur Airport prior to taking to the air in a few days. He was quoted as saying Oklahoma Highway Patrol use aircraft to enforce speed and I am taking it to the next level. Do to increased construction in my Precint, this is a better way for me to get in and out of the area and will help me write more tickets and be unseen from the air.

Anonymous said...

Not a crash. It's a landing without wheels.

Anonymous said...

The angle and the speed the plane touches the earth is the only diference in landing and crash.

Anonymous said...

Rather surprised you'd print the pilot's name; she and her copilot clearly had a rough day of it. She absolutely is a remarkable aviator, however, and is doing quite well this evening.

Anonymous said...

I bet Mzcreep and Thurston know Her and have Her over for Tea all the time...

Anonymous said...

All landings are nothing more than controlled crashes.


Sincerely

O. Wright

Anonymous said...

If you don't have something nice to say about someone keep your mouth and your keyboard silent. There is no reason what so ever to constantly name people in the blog just because you don't like them. How would you feel is someone was listing your name or the name of someone in your family over and over and over again? Get a life and move on from the hatred. It doesn't get you anywhere.

Anonymous said...

11:05
You are so right...It just now Dawned on me...where have you been all my Life..I Love You and hope you have a woderful day...God Bless You...Double Fake Sports Panties..Bits are Fun aren't they...

Anonymous said...

FAA report shows pilot and co-pilot verified gear down green light prior to landing. FAA inspection agrees that gear was down and collapsed during normal landing. Skill of pilot setup for normal landing, smooth runway and light winds minimized damage. Aircraft will be repaired. Note that Police Chief was quoted incorrectly in local paper or mispoke.