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Urgent Landing on Frozen Lake

We were formation flying, and one of the kids had to make an emergency bathroom stop, so we landed on the frozen lake. Once on the lake, we had so much fun we didn't want to leave. Aircraft is a Pipistrel Virus SW and Piper Cherokee 140 Don't worry, the Ice couldn't possibly break. Sure, maybe you've seen a movie where ice explodes when someone shoots a hole near the hero's feet, but in reality, the maximum safe load on 30 inches of ice is a 60 ton vehicle. The Virus is 700 lbs, the Cherokee is 1500 lbs.

Last updated October 29, 2016  
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