News Elderly drivers are scary

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Shithead, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    92,072
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,386
    Likes Received:
    21,633
    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.
    Scroll down for video
    [​IMG]
    +4
    A small plane (pictured) landed on Interstate 35 near Wyoming, Minnesota, 40 miles northeast of St Paul, shortly after 10 pm Friday
    [​IMG]
    +4
    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.
    [​IMG]
    +4
    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
    [​IMG]
    +4
    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
     
    stash likes this.
  2. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

    Reputations:
    302,622
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    80,261
    Likes Received:
    27,062
    Prince is dead. :bigcry:
     
    800dollarwine and stanggirl like this.
  3. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    92,072
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,386
    Likes Received:
    21,633
    And rightfully so!
     
  4. God

    God Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    38,185
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    7,917
    Still a better pilot than John Denver.
     
    Cheri, Gaylord Focker, x76 and 6 others like this.
  5. zingger

    zingger Judge and jury Gold

    Reputations:
    -19,906
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    27,002
    Likes Received:
    4,188
    @Billy Brown
     
  6. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

    Reputations:
    302,622
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    80,261
    Likes Received:
    27,062
  7. beetlejosh

    beetlejosh I got a head that's large Gold

    Reputations:
    347,506
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    31,954
    Likes Received:
    25,814
  8. itsawig

    itsawig Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,321
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2,344
    Likes Received:
    3,505
    Are you sure? I thought I heard something him walking it off.
     
  9. HorsetoothBeth

    HorsetoothBeth Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    80,804
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,056
    Likes Received:
    16,384
    And John Denver was a better pilot than JFK Jr.
     
    God, Gaylord Focker and Gusbuss like this.
  10. Shamrock12

    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

    Reputations:
    12,311
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6,672
    Likes Received:
    3,932
    I had an old lady hit me, and not even know that she hit me.
     
    babybear and Tim like this.
  11. beetlejosh

    beetlejosh I got a head that's large Gold

    Reputations:
    347,506
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    31,954
    Likes Received:
    25,814
    Yeah, they buried him ass up sticking out of the ground.
    I parked my bicycle there.
     
    reno likes this.
  12. Pigsaw

    Pigsaw Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    20,707
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,576
    Likes Received:
    5,325
    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:
     
    babybear and stash like this.
  13. oski

    oski Jump For Cock

    Reputations:
    24,916
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    9,189
    Likes Received:
    5,762
    No need to clarify with drivers
     
  14. Father O'Blivion

    Father O'Blivion Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    68,628
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Messages:
    4,000
    Likes Received:
    8,762
    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.
     
    joyceface and babybear like this.
  15. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    86,762
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,177
    Likes Received:
    20,287
    And they smell bad.

    :grouch:
     
  16. yaddc

    yaddc Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    104,088
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    23,211
    Likes Received:
    20,774
    One day every body will be old. ( that's if your lucky ) so the guy missed
     
    joyceface likes this.
  17. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

    Reputations:
    240,880
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    38,753
    Likes Received:
    39,505
    79 is pretty old to be flying, but at night it's almost insane. Then again him driving would be even worse.
     
    Tim likes this.
  18. stash

    stash 2017 Kimbra of All Media VIP

    Reputations:
    95,627
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6,197
    Likes Received:
    16,120
  19. thinman

    thinman Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,984
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1,343
    Likes Received:
    1,629
    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.
     
    joyceface likes this.
  20. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

    Reputations:
    228,984
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    35,819
    Likes Received:
    27,088
    79 year olds shouldn't be flying air planes.