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British pilot hits cow during emergency landing

Old 12-17-2008, 07:35 PM
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From Associated Press:

LONDON -- A British pilot said he ran into an unusual hazard while making an emergency landing - a cow. Rob Wotton said he was trying to land his World War II-era Tiger Moth after the engine stalled just after takeoff southwest of London on Sept. 14. He was about to touch down in a field when the animal wandered into his way.

Video of the event on YouTube shows the brown-and-white cow being knocked to the ground by the plane's lower left wing. The two-seater was damaged but landed safely.

An accident report said the cow was "apparently uninjured."

Wotton said he might paint a cow on the plane to mark the event.

He says: "I have to say it is the first cow I have ever hit in 22 years' flying."



This is the accident report.

http://www.aaib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resou...VV%2012-08.pdf
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:57 PM
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I'd seen the video, but never knew the story. Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:59 PM
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Wow, now that's funny. Imagine the adrenaline and urgency as he successfully guided the aircraft right to the field. Now imagine the relief for him and his passenger when they knew that they would make the field safely and clear the fence and still have plenty of room to stop. Now imagine the sudden "Oh #@*%" feeling they both had when a cow hurried into their landing path. Then I'm sure they laughed their heads off when they got out.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:38 PM
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I saw the video, never realized it was an emergency landing...I guess with an airplane like that, there's not much difference without the engine.
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Maybe he was hungry for a steak!
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:06 AM
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MOOOOOve out the way
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