Posted By RichC on June 27, 2006
Interesting airplane crash story with a positive ending. Forty-five year-old Alain Vasserot was piloting a small plane on Sunday evening in California when things when awry. While attempting to land at Palomar Airport just before 7:30 in Carlsbad, he ended up landing in a tree. Yes … landed in a tree. All pilots (and non-pilots with commonsense) know that trees are something we try to avoid at all cost. Nevertheless in Mr. Vasserot’s case the tree might have saved his life, as after lodging his plane firmly in the treetop he was able to safely wait for rescue crews. They were able to ladder their way to the airplane and bring him safely to the ground without major injury. Like they say, any landing you can walk away from is a good landing … but I’m not sure this scenerio was considered? Although … he had to climb down and didn’t ‘just walk away’ … or is that just semantics?
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