Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Plane down


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AN AMERICAN-CERTIFIED flight instructor who wrote on the best position of aeroplane doors in the event of an emergency landing on land or on water, was forced to make one in a Christ Church field yesterday.

Captain Richard Terrelonge’s vast knowledge and expertise in small planes may be what allowed him to eventually crawl out from under his crashed Piper PA 181 single engine aircraft and stumble to a nearby house for help.

Terrelonge, the sole occupant of the light plane, was later whisked away, by ambulance, for treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Police said he received injuries to the head but his condition could not be ascertained up to press time. Calls to his home went unanswered. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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