News Elderly drivers are scary

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  1. Shithead

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    Pilots even more so


    Plane lands on Minnesota interstate after 79-year-old pilot couldn't find the airport and ran low on fuel

    A small plane landed on a busy Minnesota interstate Friday night amid Fourth Of July weekend traffic.
    The single-engine SportCruiser plane landed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Wyoming, 40 miles northeast of St Paul, shortly after 10 pm Friday.
    The plane, registered to 79-year-old Leonard Nolden of Isanti, Minnesota, clipped a light pole and went into the median cable barrier, Kare11 reported.
    Nolden told authorities he couldn't find the Cambridge municipal airport and was running low on fuel.
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    A small plane (pictured) landed on Interstate 35 near Wyoming, Minnesota, 40 miles northeast of St Paul, shortly after 10 pm Friday
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    The single-engine SportCruiser (pictured) was registered in 2007 to 79-year-old Leonard Nolden of Isanti, Minnesota, who escaped with minor injuries
    Images shot by CBS Minnesota showed the damaged plane on the roadway as crews worked to remove it.
    Authorities were still investigating the causes of the landing as of Saturday.

    Nolden escaped with minor injuries, police said. He later told the Star Tribune he was doing all right.
    No one else was hurt and no vehicles were hit. It is unclear whether the plane crashed or made an emergency landing, according to a spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol.
    Some fuel leaked onto the road before authorities removed the plane around midnight.
    Lanes in both directions remained closed for a couple of hours after the landing.
    'It's just fortunate nobody else was involved,' State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson told the Star Tribune. 'Traffic was delayed for a little bit, but that's pretty minimal for what could have happened.'
    Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was registered to Nolden in 2007.
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    It is unclear whether the plane (pictured) crashed or made an emergency landing. It clipped a light pole and went into the median cable barrier before landing on the interstate
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    Lanes in both directions remained closed for a couple of hours after the landing. The plane is pictured in an image shared by the Minnesota Department Of Transportation
     
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    And rightfully so!
     
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    Still a better pilot than John Denver.
     
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    beetlejosh I f'd your wife 'cos she look like batman. Gold

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    Are you sure? I thought I heard something him walking it off.
     
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    And John Denver was a better pilot than JFK Jr.
     
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    I had an old lady hit me, and not even know that she hit me.
     
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    beetlejosh I f'd your wife 'cos she look like batman. Gold

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    Yeah, they buried him ass up sticking out of the ground.
    I parked my bicycle there.
     
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    I know a lot of old folks that still have all their marbles and are fully capable of driving safely. Then again I know a lot of young kids that shouldn't be anywhere near a motor vehicle. I say, no driving after 70 and no younger than 25. :grouch:
     
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    No need to clarify with drivers
     
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    My mother is 76 and still driving. She drives so goddamned slow if she did hit something, it wouldn't leave a mark. Wherever she goes, she has a parade of vehicles behind her. I don't think her last two cars ever got above 50 mph. Thankfully, she's never driven on an expressway and would rather cut off her feet than ever attempt to. She doesn't even like riding on any road with more than 1 lane. I live about an hour away, but she couldn't drive here if her life depended on it.
     
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    And they smell bad.

    :grouch:
     
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    One day every body will be old. ( that's if your lucky ) so the guy missed
     
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    79 is pretty old to be flying, but at night it's almost insane. Then again him driving would be even worse.
     
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    John Denver died due to the improper placement of the fuel gauge and fuel tank switch on his plane. But he wasnt even suppose to be flying that day as he had a bad drinking problem and multiple DUIs and was grounded by the FAA.
     
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    79 year olds shouldn't be flying air planes.