Saturday, May 02, 2009

from the "when you gotta go, you gotta go" dept.

Ah, crap!

The Olympian is reporting that a man survived a small plane crash thanks to some well placed porta-potties.

A pilot was shook up but otherwise apparently unhurt Friday when his single-engine airplane crashed into a lot full of portable toilets just short of the Pierce County-Thun Field airport.

“The plane took off, he got about 150 feet in the air and his engine quit running,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. “He tried to turn around and come back and land, but he didn’t quite make it.”

The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets, which were stored at the Northwest Cascade company, just northwest of the runway.

“The Honey Buckets kind of cushioned things,” said a Northwest Cascade employee who asked not to be identified. “They were the big, ADA-approved ones. I think they may have saved his life.”

KOMO-TV in Seattle has video here.

[h/t: Vagabondish]

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