17 August 2013

Tougher in Sleetmute

Pilot, 64, hurt in rural crash, boards flight to Anchorage for treatment

Alaska State Troopers say 64-year-old Henry Hill at about 11 a.m. Thursday was conducting a maintenance test flight of a Cessna 206.

The airplane crashed just south of the Sleetmute Airport runway in a heavily wooded area.
Troopers say the airplane was demolished.

Hill hiked to Sleetmute and took a commercial flight to Anchorage. He was treated and released for chest pains and a bloody nose at a hospital.

  • 64 years old. 
  • Demolished the plane. 
  • Walked away.
  • Hiked into town.
  • Took a commercial flight 264 miles to get medical attention.

Tough enough for you?


Old NFO said...

Yep, tough old bird there...

irontomflint said...

In my home state he would probably be arrested for leaving the scene of an accident:(

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, NFO. Of course, you know what they say about necessity ... :)

irontomflint, I hear you. Fortunately, Alaska isn't like most other states.

threecollie said...

Can't top irontom. They don't make em like that down here

joated said...

threecollie, oh, they do make them like that down here, but the powers that be try to supress them at all costs. They supress them right up to the point where the tough ones move to places like Alaska.

Anonymous said...

Some mornings I've trouble getting out of bed!


Rev. Paul said...

threecollie, what joated said.

+1 to joated!

gfa, I hear you. But all I have to do is look at the mountains in my back yard, and I'm up. :)