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Plane & Pilot Video Of The Week: Stranded Cessna 150 Tries To Take Off From A Sandbar. No Possible Way He Makes It.

A 78-year old pilot ran his plane out of gas and landed on a sand bar. Then, after getting gas for it, he tries to take off. This you have got to see!

A screenshot from a video of a stranded Cessna 150.
A screenshot from a video of a stranded Cessna 150.
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Before you read a word of this or the newspaper story we found this in, please watch the video, which shows a Cessna 150 trapped on a sandbar with the rising tide as the pilot attempts to take off from said sandbar, on which he was forced to land after running out of gas. He’ll never make it. There’s no way he’ll ever make it. Oh the humanity!

Three things we like. We learn that the 150 got its gas delivered by a helicopter, owned by a friend who was happy to do the favor. And, the pilot of the 150 seems blissfully unconcerned about having run out of fuel. And he seems like such a nice guy! How is that all possible!

Enjoy it here!

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