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    Default C-180, boo-boo into the water....

    Plane crashes near Haines; all onboard survive, Coast Guard says


    Megan EdgeNovember 4, 2015









    A plane headed to Haines from Juneau crashed into Lynn Canal with four people onboard Wednesday afternoon after its engine died, Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer Meredith Manning said.
    All four passengers survived, although neither Manning or National Transportation Safety Board Alaska chief Clint Johnson knew their conditions as of Wednesday night.
    According to Manning, around 2:30 p.m. the Coast Guard received a mayday call from the pilot of the privately owned Cessna 180. The pilot told the Coast Guard he was going to try to land on a beach just south of Berners Bay.
    The pilot didnít make it to the beach and instead went into the water. All four people onboard swam to shore, where they were met by a small boat from Coast Guard Station Juneau and two helicopters.
    One of the helicopters flew one person to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau and the other flew the remaining three to the Juneau airport, where they were met by emergency responders and driven to the hospital.
    Johnson said the NTSB has an investigator standing by, but because the Cessna is a wheeled aircraft and it landed in water, the NTSB is unsure if the plane will be reachable.
    ďPreliminary reports (say) that it did sink -- we donít know how deep,Ē Johnson said. ďIf itís in shallow water, we could get it out, but if itís in 300 or 400 feet of water, we probably canít get to it."
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    ANC paper said one pax was medevaced to SEA in critical condition. Thank the CG and helicopter pilots....you really should stay within gliding distance to shore in a wheel equipped 180

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipercub View Post
    ANC paper said one pax was medevaced to SEA in critical condition. Thank the CG and helicopter pilots....you really should stay within gliding distance to shore in a wheel equipped 180
    Easier said than done in SE on many, many days.

    Hopefully a good outcome awaits the critical occupant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbflyer View Post
    Easier said than done in SE on many, many days.

    Hopefully a good outcome awaits the critical occupant.
    well...then....you roll the dice and take your chances....or a boat if the ceiling is too low....

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    Done both. Better to stay home.

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    How many folks ALWAYS stick their tanks and check their caps as part of their preflight?

    http://www.adn.com/article/20151110/...ver-lynn-canal
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    Every Time and I always have 1 hour of reserve.
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    If you don't know how much, you put in some till you do. Never trust a Cessna gauge.

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    Id think/hope thats one of those things anyone who flies much does. Fuel isn't negotiable.

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