Wednesday, December 14, 2005



Plane flips during landing in Medina

SHARON TWP.: A single-engine Lancair 235 airplane attempting to land Tuesday at the Medina Municipal Airport on state Route 18 slid off a runway and flipped over around 2 p.m.

Ohio State Patrol Sgt. Michael Combs said the pilot, a 37-year-old Akron man, was not hurt. The pilot's name has not been released.

Combs said the aircraft left Cobb County Airport near Atlanta around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning en route to Medina.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Ohio State Patrol are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.


Plane Slides Off Runway, Crashes At Medina Airport

No One Injured In Crash

POSTED: 4:30 pm EST December 13, 2005

Icy conditions on a Medina Municipal Airport runway caused a plane to slide off and flip over while landing Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The pilot of the Lancair 235 plane said the ice and snow caused him to slide off the side of the runway. The propeller hit the ground, flipping the plane over onto its top.

The pilot was able to exit the plane safely and was not injured.The crash scene is still being cleared.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
Warning -- Media Rant: What's again irritating about these is that if it had been a car accident, where no one was hurt, would it have even mentioned a news report? Or this stupid photo on, which shows, well, I don't know what it's supposed to be showing!


Dave said...

Yep, I agree with your observation. An uneducated news room thinks this spectacular simply because it has something to do with 'an airplane crash'. Makes one wonder about some of the other stories that get covered.

Greybeard said...

Let's look at it from a different viewpoint:

First, define "News".
Is an auto crash where no one is injured "News"?
Not in my book.

Would you call an airplane crash, no matter what the outcome, "News"?
And I'd want to be informed of it.

I understand your frustration with the stupid "News" people screwing things up......getting facts wrong continuously.....and you're right, the photo adds no information to this story.

But in my book, this is "News".

Agree or disagree?