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Plane Lands on Highway

Hits: 16242 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: buddy
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spongamabob
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2164 Posts
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 1:55:01 AM
i was expecting a bigger plane.

maples
Male, 13-17, Asia
 1219 Posts
Friday, July 27, 2007 1:35:36 AM
is nice.

uncoolbob
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 2 Posts
Thursday, July 26, 2007 9:48:39 PM
its prolly from a ww2 war bird show that was a hellcat and that thing has 8 50 cal mgs in its wings

CLM_Alien
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 16 Posts
Thursday, July 26, 2007 7:55:09 PM
lol that's funny. Also, New Hampshire has no straight highways. I think there's only 3 straight areas of 93 that i travle, and they're all either uphill, too narro, or covered over by trees.

sgdp
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 608 Posts
Thursday, July 26, 2007 3:14:22 AM
Really long blurb there, but basically, no they were never "intended" to be used as airstrips. :)

Source=Historynet.com btw


sgdp
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 608 Posts
Thursday, July 26, 2007 3:13:43 AM
"One widely held dual-use-related belief is that one out of every five miles of the NHDS is mandated to be straight and level, capable of functioning as an emergency airstrip. Aside from the fact that, according to Weingroff, "no law, regulation, policy, or sliver of red tape requires that one out of every five miles of the interstate highway system be straight," it is virtually impossible from an engineering standpoint. The NHDS is composed of nearly 50,000 miles of road, meaning that almost 10,000 miles would need to be straight and level to conform to the supposed one-in-five-mile rule, a figure that is wildly unrealistic. In addition, from an aerial standpoint, an airstrip every five miles is superfluous, given the speed at which modern aircraft travel. Although there are long and level stretches of highway that could function as an emergency landing strip in a pinch, they are nowhere near as evenly parceled out as the one-in-five-mile rule would suggest."

ImTakingOver
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 389 Posts
Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:36:46 AM
in emergencies, airplanes are supposed to land on the highway if they really need somewhere to land

ragefrk1
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 27 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:42:25 PM
This was just north of my town, I take that highway almost everyday, it was just a coincidence that i was not on it at that time. i really wish i was. the plane was having engine troubles.

patriotpappy
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 760 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 6:51:50 PM
WWMD - Walking Weapon of Mass Destruction.

(I shouldn't have to explain it).


patriotpappy
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 760 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 6:50:56 PM
I'd fly with him. He had engine trouble and made an emergency landing. Nice job.

Chuck would be proud... not Chuck Yeager the pilot; Chuck Norris the WWMD.


Purey
Male, 18-29, Europe
 460 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 6:50:37 PM
I'm going on holiday in a couple of days and i don't care much for flying, i saw the title of this and thought now should i really be watching this!

shizzamX
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2835 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 6:01:53 PM
..lame

Snoogans
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 721 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:35:35 PM
Cool, I didn't know that flying cars were already out on the market! I guess any landing you can walk away from is a good one. That said, if I was stuck in traffic because of some plane I'd be pissed =)

larajunky
Female, 40-49, Western US
 2243 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:21:26 PM
Where is Godzilla or King Kong?? They would have swatted the F*CK outta that plane!

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2480 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:38:46 PM
I WAS KINDA HOPING TO SEE SPARKS AND DEBRIS AND BLOOD AND GORE....

diabolical88
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 26 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:50:18 PM
I heard "Fond du Lac 911" and I was like, "damnit ...Wisconsin again?" I kind of forgot about the airshow - I'm not looking forward to it. But anyway, it would've sucked to be on that highway :|

mulan182
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 314 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:49:11 AM
heh...heh....only in my dumb state

optix-reverb
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 16 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:19:02 AM
That happened in Wisconsin by Oshkosh where the EAA(Experimental Aircraft Association) has an airshow every year. This was due to engine trouble and was all over local news. No one was seirously injured.

Scomatose07
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 74 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 8:54:31 AM
dang thats got to be tough

iJasc
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 73 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 8:47:25 AM
oh you posted it too. too bad i dont read posts =(
well. not if i want to post my own

iJasc
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 73 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 8:47:04 AM
eisenhower made it procedure to make one of every 5 miles on a highway straight, as to be used if necessary during wartime as a runway. this guys knew about it.

Maelstrom_x
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1886 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 7:57:54 AM
I believe interstates were originally designed so that they *could* allow planes to land and/or take off, mostly in case of war, but in emergencies as well. That's why interstates are supposed to have a straight run of a certain distance every X miles.

I could be wrong. Regardless, if something like that is landing on the interstate, you might want to move out of the way...


derangedingo
Male, 13-17, Western US
 808 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 6:35:47 AM
hahahahahohohohhehehee

that was an old WW2 plane that got restored by a private owner it seems like

and yeah, the first US Highways were made big enough for planes to land on them on purpose. it was their... "secret awesome hidden power", if you will


lemurarmy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 348 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 5:48:23 AM
Yea I saw this on the news, was engine trouble or something like that.

Bajatar
Female, 40-49, Africa
 350 Posts
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 5:39:46 AM
We once had to write a fictional essay about a story of a plane landing on a highway way back in school. Good old times ...

Modern highways are quite unsuitable as runways (at least for bigger planes). Highways are designed to have as little straight and even parts as possible. You generally use curves to plan a highway as it fits better into the landscape and long straight passages result in less attentive drivers. Yes, I just wanted to be smartass ;)


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