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Kay
12-04-2011, 01:55 AM
I've mentioned before that I live literally across the street from an airport runway.
I saw my third plane crash yesterday morning. The first two fell in the roadway.
but this one took out three houses. Amazingly, the pilot walked away with just
a broken arm. No one was hurt on the ground. I was just leaving for work and
had to pull over for the fire trucks to go by. There were definitely some angels
working overtime yesterday morning in Midland,Tx.

I'm typing on an iPad at the moment and can't copy the picture over, but this is
an amazing story with pictures at the link.

http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_f57db7f3-0b41-554d-9043-c0cb3958d408.html

Kay
12-04-2011, 02:14 AM
This link has a video

http://www.kwes.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?ClipID1=6512742&h1=Midland%20Plane%20Crash%20%2812-2-11%20@%206%20p.m.%29&vt1=v&at1=News%20-%20Special%20Coverage&d1=610933&LaunchPageAdTag=Homepage&activePane=info&rnd=2929113

bijou
12-04-2011, 05:58 AM
I can't believe that lady walked away from her house. Very lucky.

txradioguy
12-04-2011, 01:08 PM
Pilot walked away too with only scratches and a broken arm.

I was in Jr. High in 1983 when a twin engine Piper from the Louisiana Dept. Of Corrections took out some apartments at the opposite end of the same runway. Killed everyone on board and 4 people on the ground.

They've talked as long as I've lived in Midland about moving that airport...at one point I THOUGHT they even had broken ground for the new country airport. Guess they didn't.

But as much as Midland has grown north and surrounded that airport they REALLY need to get it moved before one of these incidents turns very deadly.

SarasotaRepub
12-04-2011, 04:37 PM
What bijou said!!! :eek:

txradioguy
12-05-2011, 04:57 AM
What bijou said!!! :eek:

Someone was looking out for her. She said in the paper that she normally was still asleep at that time of day but she decided to get up early and do some Holiday baking.

The plane made IIRC a direct hit on her bedroom where she normally would have been sleeping.

RedGrouse
12-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Pilot walked away too with only scratches and a broken arm.

I was in Jr. High in 1983 when a twin engine Piper from the Louisiana Dept. Of Corrections took out some apartments at the opposite end of the same runway. Killed everyone on board and 4 people on the ground.

They've talked as long as I've lived in Midland about moving that airport...at one point I THOUGHT they even had broken ground for the new country airport. Guess they didn't.

But as much as Midland has grown north and surrounded that airport they REALLY need to get it moved before one of these incidents turns very deadly.

The Midland crash occurred on September 24, 1982. It was a Beech 58B.
http://aircrashed.com/accident/FTW82AA391.shtml

5 Hurt As Plane Hits Texas Apartments
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19820925&id=ZeEhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-V4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2345,4003997

Kay
12-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Someone was looking out for her. She said in the paper that she normally was still asleep at that time of day but she decided to get up early and do some Holiday baking.

The plane made IIRC a direct hit on her bedroom where she normally would have been sleeping.

Yeah, it really makes one stop and think about it. Why on this one particular morning did this 81 year old decide to get up that early and bake Christmas cookies? And why out of the blue did this one strong young (hence fearless) 20 year old man decide out of the blue to pay an unexpected visit to his mother at 7:30 AM on this day right across the street. He was the one that rushed in and pulled the pilot out of the fire.

It's just one of those Christmas miricle stories that goes to show God puts us all exactly where we need to be at any given time. It will be interesting to hear exactly what went wrong. He was coming in to land in heavy fog.

Txradio, I have heard stories about the 1982 crash. That was before I lived in Midland so I don't remember it, but everyone still talks about it. Thank goodness this one didn't kill anybody. They do need to move it now that the town has grown so much around it.

noonwitch
12-06-2011, 02:28 PM
I'm glad that you and yours are okay.

Lanie
12-07-2011, 12:17 AM
I'm glad that you and everybody involved is okay. Are you sure you want to keep living there?

Kay
12-07-2011, 12:36 AM
I'm glad that you and everybody involved is okay. Are you sure you want to keep living there?

Yes I love watching the planes come and go.
Especially the baby business jets. :cool:
If one of those ever crashes it will be bad.

There were also 4 fatalities in 1994 when another crashed into
a house I hear, besides the one Tx and Red are talking about above.

Kay
12-15-2011, 10:46 PM
Well ....... had another one crash land today. This one lost power while coming in to land.
It was piloted by two instructors, so they safely put it down on a side street, right in between
a 7-11 store on one side and an apartment complex on the other. Great job by the pilot and no
injuries. Both occupants of the plane walked away without a scratch. Pictures at the link:

http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=31122

txradioguy
12-16-2011, 02:20 AM
Well ....... had another one crash land today. This one lost power while coming in to land.
It was piloted by two instructors, so they safely put it down on a side street, right in between
a 7-11 store on one side and an apartment complex on the other. Great job by the pilot and no
injuries. Both occupants of the plane walked away without a scratch. Pictures at the link:

http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=31122

Did you see the FB discussion on the KWEL site the other day? The people saying that the air park shouldn't be moved cause it was there first?

Wonder what they'll say now?

The county just needs to go ahead and move the airpark out to the property they bought in Martin County or close it down and move the aircraft at the county airpark to Midland International and be done with it.

txradioguy
12-16-2011, 02:30 AM
For this wanting to know what Kay and I are talking about here is a map of North Midland and the county owned Air Park. The airpark actually used to have a third runway but it was closed a few years ago when the overpass was constructed on loop 250 at Garfield. The two recent crashes as well as the fatal crash in 1982 happened along the East/West runway that runs the length of Loop 250. The Crash yesterday happened as the plane was approaching from the west. The crash last month happened as the plane was taking off towards the east. The 1982 crash hit the apartments at the wear en of the runway about three blocks closer to the runway than the crash yesterday.

In 1981 when I moved to Midland 3 quarters of what you see in that satellite shot wasn't there.


http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1056/screenshot20111216at724.png

Kay
02-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Had another one crash over the weekend. :eek:

http://www.kwes.com/story/16970122/small-plane-crashes-at-midland-airpark?Call=Email&Format=HTML

http://kwes.images.worldnow.com/images/16970122_BG1.jpg

Articulate_Ape
02-20-2012, 09:42 PM
What bijou said!!! :eek:

What SR said! Wow.

Rockntractor
02-20-2012, 09:47 PM
She's been shootin' the clay saucers again!http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-10007.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/granny.jpg

ABC in Georgia
02-20-2012, 10:08 PM
Holy Cow! ... Kay! :eek:

What a story, and yet another crash this weekend, if I read it correctly?

Mercy! Am glad that you are OK!

~ ABC