Pilot Kyle Davis had a close call heading to Sun ‘n Fun

Posted By on April 24, 2009

sun n fun 2009A couple guys on their way to the popular spring aviation event called Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland Florida had a interesting landing after an engine failure. Pilot, and flight instructor Kyle Davis along with  his friend and passenger, a professional videographer, left Winter Haven on there way to Lakeland Florida. It was just a short flight from Gilbert Field at about 10:30 in the morning. They experienced an engine failure  without too much altitude shortly after take-off and were faced with an emergency landing situation. Davis remained calm and began searching for the best place to put his plane down while he attempted a couple restarts … some he has no doubt practice over and over with his students. Eventually he spotted a section of a boulevard street  in Winterhaven and it was fortunately without many cars (sheer luck); he was able to make a safe engine out landing and even pulled into a parking lot. Their video has been shared on network news programs and around the web. It is posted below.


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