Tag Archives: Beach

Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

image from ABC News video

I’ve written about small airplanes making emergency landings a few times in 2014. During these landings, luckily nobody was seriously injured and they made for great stories.

I just came across a story from Sarasota County, Florida about a plane that was making an emergency landing on a beach. This time, unlike the other times, the landing had a sad and tragic ending. Continue reading Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

Germany Wins the World Title For… Nudity

photo from our trip to Berlin @ DDR Museum

I came across Expedia’s Flip Flop Report  in an article from CNBC recently .  

According to Expedia, the report is “an annual study of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.”

In the article (and report) I learned that Germany has won another title this summer. Continue reading Germany Wins the World Title For… Nudity

Close Call: Plane Almost Hits Sunbather

screen capture from video

I came across a pretty crazy story while skimming through the news on Yahoo.

According to GrindTV, a sunbather on a small German island came extremely close to being hit by a small plane. The plane was landing at an air field nearby. Luckily everyone is OK (besides some damage to the fence on the beach) but there is footage to show just how lucky the beachgoer is.

This close call took place on the island of Dune in the Heligoland archipelago. The airport on the island has three short runways, the shortest being just 846 feet. Landings and takeoffs are said to be demanding and require experience.

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