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Old 08-13-2018, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Karen Lingel View Post
1) How many innocent people is it acceptable to kill while trying to save your own skin?
None. However, no one died in that instance. No one was even hurt. That also held true for the small plane that recently landed on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

2) If you land a plane on the freeway, do you get a ticket or any kind of punishment at all?
If the reason you did so was a genuine emergency? No. Why would there be?

Like an accident on the road with any vehicle, though, a pilot would be liable for an material damages cause by such a landing, and if found negligent could also be held liable for that.