This video shows a pilot makes emergency landing on city street
What's the most unexpected thing you've ever seen on the street you live on? For me, it would have to be the time that a guy dressed as Robert the Bruce rode a horse outside my house while he was swinging an axe around. He was part of a gala day procession, but it was still pretty surreal for me to suddenly see a dude who looked like an extra from Monty Python and the Holy Grail suddenly appear outside my driveway.
It's an image I don't think I'll ever forget; but it seems completely tame when compared to what the residents of a street in Huntington Beach, California went through this week, after a plane sudden landed right in the middle of the road out of nowhere.
The pilot of the small Cessna 172 plane landed was forced to make an emergency landing on a street near Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street, after the plane lost power at around 5 pm on Friday, ending up around 5 miles southwest of John Wayne Airport. The female pilot had just taken off from there before realising that the plane was experiencing a catastrophic power failure.
Witnesses took photos of the plane after it settled in the middle of the road. Tory Johnson, who saw the plane land, stated: "This could have been really, really bad," Flew underneath all those wires, which is a pretty big deal. Those wires hang down pretty low and could have killed the power throughout this entire block. It was pretty gnarly." I guess it just goes to show that you never know what to expect when you walk out your front door, although we can be grateful that nobody was injured.