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Kit plane makes emergency landing in Johnson County

There are 13 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 5, 2007, titled Kit plane makes emergency landing in Johnson County. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A homemade plane made an emergency landing and rolled over Sunday morning in Johnson County after developing engine trouble.

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not mr fixit

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 5, 2007
it takes a lot of self confidence to FLY in something you built yourself.

West Lafayette, IN

#4 Nov 5, 2007
Don't think I'll have him build mine.
Tax Man

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#5 Nov 5, 2007
So - the man could have been hurt - but the topic the Newspaper chose was...?
And "Yes" there is voting tomorrow.

Saint Joseph, IL

#6 Nov 5, 2007
Never do your own surgery, never do your own T.V. commercials, and never build (and fly) your own airplane.
Hint: Gravity always wins.
Orville wright

Avon, IN

#7 Nov 5, 2007
We had to fly our own, the local kids mom wouldn't let em on our ride even though we told them it was safe and we did it hundreds of times before.......that lie didn't work.
So it was either let it sit in the hanger or draw straws.....I lost!
The Captain

Bloomington, IN

#8 Nov 5, 2007
He built the airplane and bought the engine dumb asses. Same thing happened to roughly about 100 other airplanes, 99 of them built in a factory.

A tip from your Captain; Takeoffs are optional, landings are mandatory.

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Nov 5, 2007
Can anyone identify the brand of kit plane?
Tom Pain

Palo Alto, CA

#10 Nov 5, 2007
What? No picture?
Ol Dave

Marysville, OH

#11 Nov 5, 2007
TVS wrote:
Can anyone identify the brand of kit plane?
Zenair, W/an automotive engine!
(Go Figure)
121 dispatcher

Kokomo, IN

#12 Nov 5, 2007
Sorry to hear of this news, glad he wasn't hurt. What kind of plane was it?
121 dispatcher

Kokomo, IN

#13 Nov 5, 2007
statistically, homebuilts are safer than your SUV or MiniVan! Good kit planes are very well designed -all you have to do is follow the intructions. They are usually assembled w/ extremely high integrity and closely inspected all along the process.

Elwood, IN

#14 Nov 6, 2007
Gary Moody -- Franklin wrote:
Gee, a slow news day in Johnson County. Not like we're having elections or anything. Nothing to see here, folks, move along, move along.
I'm not totally sure Gary but I think a plane making an emergency landing is news. Even if it is a small kit plane. Although I think the only thing that would excite you is if you saw a headline that said, "Johnson County is tearing down all buisnesses and houses to make room for more farms. Yee-Haw!"

Fort Recovery, OH

#15 Nov 7, 2007
Tom Pain wrote:
What? No picture?
Saw it and realized what it was too late as I was zipping by on I-65 on my way to church. Too bad I didn't have my camera aimed and focused as I was driving, huh?

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