January 17, 2005

Local Pilot Lands On Road After Engine Failure

roadlanding.jpgA Cincinnati Pilot, Daniel Hayden, flying from Lunken Airport to Butler County Regional Airport needed to make an emergency landing after encountering engine failure at 2,500 feet this afternoon.

The media loves to cover these types of accidents for the pictures and video. Often the stories are reported in a slant that makes general aviation sound like it is a reckless hobby.

I am just always glad to hear when a fellow pilot is able to safely bring a plane down after encountering engine problems. I am sure his Flight Instructor would be proud that his emergency training paid off.

Officials said Daniel W. Hayden, 36, of Anderson Township, was flying the two-passenger plane from Lunken Airport to the Butler County Regional Airport at about 1 p.m.

Posted by at January 17, 2005 10:44 PM

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