Aussie Pilot Thanks Homeowner Who Saved Him | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **
** Airborne 04.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.16.14 **
** Airborne 04.14.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.14.14 **

Tue, Aug 15, 2006

Aussie Pilot Thanks Homeowner Who Saved Him

Family Grateful For Pilot's Safety, Despite Loss Of Home

An Australian pilot who was narrowly rescued from the burning wreckage of his downed airplane last week has thanked the man who pulled him to safety.

John Haire was flying his Cessna 182 on August 8 near the town of Darra when the plane experienced an engine failure, and clipped a powerline as Haire was looking for a safe place to put the plane down. That caused the aircraft to crash into the roof of Brett McDonald's home, where he was at home with his wife and 12-year-old daughter.

The burning plane wound up in the backyard... and that is where McDonald rushed to, in an attempt to rescue the pilot.

Well, he did just that... telling an injured Haire he "was going to be okay, mate" as he pulled him to safety.

Although the pilot suffered burns to his arms, legs, and respiratory system, as well as cuts and bruises... Haire was able to tell McDonald Sunday that, yes, he is okay... which comes as a relief to the now-homeless McDonald family.

In fact... Brett McDonald told Herald Sun newspaper that Haire's safety is the most important thing... and now that the family has seen him, they can "start getting on with things."

FMI: www.casa.gov.au

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.20.14)

"The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward finding worlds like our planet Earth. Future NASA missions, like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the James >[...]

Skydive Jersey Announces Shuttle Service For 2014 Season

Removes 'Getting To The Airport' As An Excuse To Not Go Skydiving So imagine it's a beautiful day to go jump out of an airplane in the greater New York City area, but you just don'>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.20.14): Ground Stop

Ground Stop Ground Stops are implemented for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are: 1) To control air traffic volume to airports when the projected traffic demand is exp>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.20.14)

Aero Linx: The Australian Parachute Federation The Australian Parachute Federation exists to administer and represent Australian Sport Parachuting. This is achieved by promoting an>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC