Pilot’s miracle escape as plane crash lands … on a pile of Portaloos

By Eddie Wrenn

With his plane stalling at 150 feet, and no time to return to the runway, the pilot of a Cessna 182 was probably in need of the toilet.

Luckily, he found a whole pile of them, and the crash landing on top of piles of portable loos probably saved his life.

The Cessna 182 crashed on Friday afternoon in Washington state after taking off from Thun Field, an airfield owned by Pierce County southeast of Tacoma.

Crash land: The Cessna plane lands on the pile of portable loos

Crash land: The Cessna plane lands on the pile of portable loos

The plane was about 150 feet (45 meters) in the air when the engine quit.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the pilot tried to turn around to land but didn’t quite make it.

The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets standing in a storage yard.

The pilot, whose identity has not been released, was able to walk away apparently unharmed.

Landing: The pilot, who has not been identified, was able to walk away from the wreckage

Landing: The pilot, who has not been identified, was able to walk away from the wreckage

I love receiving photos of toilet signs, but this picture really made me smile. So thanks to Elliott Loo Hire for sending it in!

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Elliott Loo Hire was where i got my portable toilet from back in 2007, so it’s quite sad really to see all it’s extended family looking like this!

Bog Standard Gallery has spent the past few months trapped inside a garage.  Sadly the owner of the garage in which the gallery was being stored passed away, leaving no way of getting her out!

The good news is that Bog Standard Gallery is now out, and free! And is currently residing with close family and friends at the Superloos depot!!

Bog Standard Gallery will be back on the road in June, with a new exhibition about Waste.

…’The Sustainabilitree Show’

@ Arts Depot, London

25th June – 7th July 2009

www.sustainabilitree.co.uk

I was wondering if there are any of you in Poland that could perhaps send me some photos of the toilet signs??

Please send them to info@bogstandardgallery.com

Many many thanks!