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Small plane crashes on city street in Japan

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It’s pure luck.”

Or good piloting.

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The recent political implications with aircrafts falling out of the sky is for the local city office to petition for the closure of the airport. Or so it is done near the American military air stations. The big picture of this story is the damage was limited to property and not to human lives. Thank goodness for professional pilots knowing how to react in an emergency.

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Glad to hear the two men escaped alive.

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martyman - "Thank goodness for professional pilots knowing how to react in an emergency."

What, is slamming a plane into a suburban street part of 'knowing how to react in an emergency'?

I must have missed that...

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franknbeans - generalized statements like your last one are pretty weak and just show you can't make enough effort to prove your point.

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I wonder if the person will be charged with some fine considering Japan's laws concerning what most of the world would consider accidents.

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Ok deep breath now, Back to the original post. The pilot/owner will more than likely have to pay the all famous gomen money to the property owners for any damage caused and lost time due to the crash. The secondary gomen money will be paid to any folks that have been traumatized by this unnatural occurrence. You know they will be scarred for life and never be able to get into an airplane to travel. A little sarcasm, but true. If you are interested in other (not helicopters) aviation mishaps in Japan, try this link. It is an eye-opener. Unfortunately it does not include the US military Aug 2004 and JMSDF May 2004 helicopter mishaps.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/operator/airline-country.php?id=JA

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Thank goodness for professional pilots knowing how to react in an emergency. -martyman

Since there wasn't any mention of fire I suspect the pilot ran out of fuel which we call "PILOT ERROR". And since 93 percent of all aircraft accidents are "PILOT ERROR".

I think that martyman's "Thank goodness for professional pilots" statement may have been stated too soon.

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"You know they will be scarred for life and never be able to get into an airplane to travel".

No, we don't know if they will be scarred for life and never be able to get into an airplane to travel. Absolutely pure speculation on your part.

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The pilot got it way wrong, Osaka's a cesspool, not a cessnapool

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if you saw wat was left of the plane, they are lucky to be alive.

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"Pilot Error", how many aircraft crashes or forced landings have ended up on fire? I myself am licensed to fly single engine Cessnas and practiced emergency landings with and without power, regardless of the fuel situation, please remind me how many fatalities occured in this mishap.

As far as my scarred for life comment, regardless if I was sarcastic or not, please review some of the lawsuits locals have placed against the (US) government for the mishaps occuring near thier homes. Enough said.

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In other news, one can read that the fuel to the engine stopped while the pilot made a turn. Still enough fuel in the tanks. So probably not pilot error, but maintenance problem by the company who rented the airplane.

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