Two Planes Make Separate Golf Course Landings
19 Feb, 2015By: Mary Helen Sprecher
It gives a whole new definition to the term, good lie.
Golf courses provided the emergency landing strips for two planes over the weekend. The pilot of a single-engine plane was uninjured after the plane lost power and made an emergency landing at Skywest Golf Course in Hayward, Calif. He was 300-400 feet off the ground when the plane lost power, and he was able to steer it away from golfers on the course (CBS San Francisco Bay Area 2-15-15).
Meanwhile, in Layton, Utah, two men survived a single-engine plane crash at Valley View Golf Course. According to reports, the plane clipped trees near the driving range before landing upside down in a bunker on the practice chipping green (Golf Channel 2-15-15).
Highways and sports fields, as well as other largely uninhabited stretches of land, have become makeshift landing strips in times of emergency, but two landings on golf courses in one weekend is rare by anyone's definition.