November 9, 2017
Forced Landing Inspires Song
An off-airport landing can be a life-changing experience and his injury-free night landing in a corn field near Sarnia inspired southern Ontario pilot John Cundle to write a song about the experience.
As we reported last week, the engine in Cundle’s Cessna 150 quit while on a night flight in late October. He couldn’t make the airport and didn’t want to risk others with a highway landing so he headed for the darkest patch of ground he could see.
As luck would have it, that turned out to be a nice, flat cornfield that brought him to a quick but safe stop.
The song pays homage to both the good luck and good training that combined for the good outcome.
The airplane is repairable but the cause of the power interruption is still being investigated.