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'I'm happy -- lucky -- alive,' instructor says after crash

Original post made on Aug 23, 2011

A small airplane made an emergency crash landing in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve near East Palo Alto this morning. The 30-year-old student pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft 2324 Musketeer was practicing takeoff and landing maneuvers in a plane he bought just last week when the engine stalled, said Menlo Park Fire Protection District Division Chief Frank Fraone.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 2:37 PM

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Posted by S
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Good job to the two pilots.

The good news is that this type of thing is so rare that it makes the newspapers whenever it happens (unlike even fatal auto accidents).


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Posted by @S
a resident of Castro City
on Aug 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

@S: Yes, this is rare.

Good thing he had an instructor on board.


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Posted by bkengland
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

bkengland is a registered user.

Once again, East Palo Alto pays the price for Palo Alto's private planes!


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