Plane, Out of Fuel, Makes Emergency Landing at Gas Station

(Photo: WUSA 9)

The single engine Piper was running out of fuel, so pilot Jerome M. Orlando headed for Shannon Airport in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He didn't make it, though, and instead landed at a gas station lot in Fredericksburg:

The plane then landed in the parking lot of the Wawa, its nose wheel folding back when it hit a curb shortly before 6 a.m., says Stanley. Virginia State Police say a mailbox and a parking sign were the only property damaged on the ground.

Link -via Jalopnik

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Even if he'd hit the gas pump head on I don't think it would have been that bad. Maybe a few gallons might spill but I don't think there's any way the gas in the underground tank could ignite.
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