Larry Hockensmith—a licensed power pilot for over 40 years, but still a student glider pilot—was flying over the Cleveland National Forest, a few miles southwest of Lake Elsinore, CA, when he executed a rather dramatic and unfavorable outlanding, effectively "totaling" his Schweizer 1-26 sailplane, valued at $8,500.
Landing a 767 on its belly is one thing—and definitely no easy feat. But what about crash-landing an old-as-hell Iranian F-5 fighter with its nose scraping the dirt?
This is how the plane flown by 18-year-old Patrick Humphries looked after he crash-landed it in the middle of a busy highway. Humphries was uninjured and simply stepped out to halt traffic after his plane stopped spinning out of control.