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Pilot of Home-Built Airplane Makes Landing on SR-67

Photo by W. Ortiz
Photo by W. Ortiz

At 10:30 a.m. on July 21, a 79-year-old pilot from Gillespie Field, in his home-built airplane, experienced an engine problem. He realized that he was not going to make it back to Gillespie Field so began a low approach on Highway 67 at Riverford Drive (on the Santee-Lakeside border).

An alert California Highway Patrol officer saw that the pilot was in distress and stopped traffic for him. The pilot made a landing on Highway 67 with no damage to the aircraft or anything on the ground.

Photo by W. Ortiz

This photo shows the plane being removed from Riverford Drive to be taken back to Gillespie Field.

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At 10:30 a.m. on July 21, a 79-year-old pilot from Gillespie Field, in his home-built airplane, experienced an engine problem. He realized that he was not going to make it back to Gillespie Field so began a low approach on Highway 67 at Riverford Drive (on the Santee-Lakeside border).

An alert California Highway Patrol officer saw that the pilot was in distress and stopped traffic for him. The pilot made a landing on Highway 67 with no damage to the aircraft or anything on the ground.

Photo by W. Ortiz

This photo shows the plane being removed from Riverford Drive to be taken back to Gillespie Field.

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Thanks William for not calling it an "experimental" aircraft, like most of the main-stream media would. These kits are sold and built by the hundreds, if that thousands, and fly safely all over the world.

July 26, 2012

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