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Landing a plane on a freeway: Pilot displayed skill under pressure

from Idaho Statesman

When pilot Jon M. Brinkerhoff heard the engine of his 1970 Cessna 210 Centurion sputter before sun-up, he didn't have a lot of time to react. Hauling a load of freight from Spokane for Boise-based SP Aircraft, Brinkerhoff had spent the previous 14 minutes descending from a cruising altitude of 11,300 feet down to 3,300 feet, according to Flightaware.com, a plane-tracking service. He had received clearance to land and was heading east at a speed of 183 mph toward Runway 10-Left at the Boise Airport. more


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