Aviation Safety Walks You Through Landing on a Road in an Emergency

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Get a couple of pilots together to talk about flying, and sooner or later the conversation will turn to handling in-flight emergencies. One popular topic is whether to land on a road, the pros and cons, and the choice of road. It's not as clear-cut as it might seem, but in the heat of the moment, it might be the best choice.

To explore this scenario in greater detail, Aviation Safety magazine's Editor-in-Chief Jeb Burnside discusses these and other questions with Mike Friedman, a Bonanza owner and CFI-I who was forced to put down a single-engine Comanche on a Pennsylvania Interstate several years ago. Listen to the actual ATC audio as they discuss the event, the decision process, whether to declare an emergency, and the many other aspects of handling this kind of emergency.

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