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Old 03-17-2017, 06:05 PM
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Default RV-8 forced landing, Wilcox, AZ



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Plane Forced Landing Update...Willcox
Two people were in the aircraft at the time of this incident.
Pilot and wife passenger are ok, no injuries. Engine failed and was able to land on a dirt road next to a pecan orchard.
The pilot called Albuquerque Center FAA Air Traffic Control Center and told them of the engine failure. They kept talking to him until he was close to the ground then lost radar and radio contact. He landed on Last Outpost Road.
Thank you SAR and all involved in responding to this call!
P.S. Albuquerque (common spelling) corrected in this post thanks to SAR Coordinator David Noland
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:08 PM
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Great news that they are OK, Dave. Thank you for letting us know!

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Old 03-17-2017, 08:27 PM
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Very Well Done
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:11 PM
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Default Great Job!

I was providing ATC flight following to this pilot when his emergency happened. He did a great job of communicating his situation and obviously of making an engine out landing safely. I was VERY VERY relieved when I heard he was safely on the ground. Good job!
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:01 AM
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I was providing ATC flight following to this pilot when his emergency happened. He did a great job of communicating his situation and obviously of making an engine out landing safely. I was VERY VERY relieved when I heard he was safely on the ground. Good job!
THIS right here shows how awesome this forum and community is. Thank you for your ATC services. I am sure you did an outstanding job as well.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:50 AM
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THIS right here shows how awesome this forum and community is. Thank you for your ATC services. I am sure you did an outstanding job as well.
Totally agree - thanks Craig, for those many times when you guys helped me and I didn't get a chance or forgot to say "thanks!"
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:04 AM
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Great job to all.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:52 AM
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Good job to all! I would love to know reason for failure and engine type if anyone knows.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:09 AM
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Glad turned out OK except for the inconvenience and <probably> a few new grey hairs.

I'm just amazed that he missed all of those pecan trees. ;-)
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:56 PM
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Bill is very active in the western KS EAA 377 chapter. Last I knew he was also building a (scratch build) Bearhawk. I don't know him hardly, personally, but maybe somebody active on the forum that knows him better could shed some light on the failure when that is available. A good guy and glad he got it down safely.
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