Please remain seated for landing !!!
Posted by redracer on September 23, 2007
A light plane pilot in the US has had what must be the most amazing survival from a plane crash …
A fixed-wing twin-engine Beech 18 light plane took off from a Fort Lauderdale Miami airport to deliver a load of cargo to the Bahamas. Within minutes, the 34 yo pilot, Robert Robertson, had issued a mayday call and said he was losing altitude. On its way down, the plane struck a warehouse, clipping its right wing, and crashed into the grass on the side of a busy highway just metres from oncoming traffic. Later he told the medics the engine cut out on take-off.
The 43 yo plane’s cockpit was destroyed in the crash. Fire rescue crews were amazed to find Mr Robertson alive, said a sheriff’s office spokesman. ‘There was no cockpit when they arrived on scene,’ he said. ‘The pilot was breathing and conscious and still sitting in his seat with his seatbelt on’. The only person on board, Mr Robertson broke his left leg, left arm and nose and has a gash on his forehead.