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    Jogger Killed By Plane

    This is another reminder folks. You are taking a risk by jogging and/or walking while listening to your i-phones.

    One minute your jogging, and the next minute your....dead.

    I wonder what the last song he was listening to, was?

    Plane kills jogger in SC beach emergency landing

    updated 10:27 a.m. ET March 16, 2010

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A 38-year-old father of two was jogging and listening to his iPod when he was hit from behind and killed by a small plane making an emergency landing on the beach, officials said Tuesday.

    Robert Gary Jones of Woodstock, Ga., was killed instantly on Hilton Head Island on Monday evening, said Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen.

    The single-engine plane had lost its propeller and the pilot's vision was blocked by oil on the windshield, Allen said.

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    Eh " get off of my cloud " "Oh what a beautiful morning "

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    David Gray - Dead In The Water
    Darling Buds - Hit The Ground
    Jenny Frost - Crash Landing
    Milk Inc - Land On The Living (sorry)
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    Contours - Baby Hit And Run
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    We Are Scientists - It's A Hit
    Offspring - Pretty Fly For A White Guy

    As the front of the plane hit him he could have been listening to
    Slade - Cum on Feel The Nose

    I'll check myself back into the nut ward again now.
    Be happy dudes. It's a lot more fun than crying.

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    Maybe something by John Denver?

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    It's that fucking jogging, hard on knees and hips and then everything from wolfs to aircraft it is to to get ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred View Post
    David Gray - Dead In The Water
    Darling Buds - Hit The Ground
    Jenny Frost - Crash Landing
    Milk Inc - Land On The Living (sorry)
    Xpansions - Move Your Body
    Contours - Baby Hit And Run
    Earth, Wind And Fire - Boogie Wonderful landing (very sorry)
    We Are Scientists - It's A Hit
    Offspring - Pretty Fly For A White Guy

    As the front of the plane hit him he could have been listening to
    Slade - Cum on Feel The Nose

    I'll check myself back into the nut ward again now.
    Ouch.

    Good one.

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    Anything by The Propellor Heads.
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    LOL thanks for making me feel terrible laughing about a tragic death :P

    On the other hand - what else is there to do.

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    Jogger Killed by Plane Likely Never Heard It

    Jogger Killed by Plane Likely Never Heard It
    March 17, 2010

    Pharmaceutical salesman Robert Gary Jones, ear buds in, listening to his iPod while jogging neither saw nor heard the plane and was struck from behind Monday evening and killed instantly.


    Mar. 15: Two men stand near a plane that crashed along a beach in Hilton Head, S.C.
    The (Hilton Head) Island Packet via AP

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The kit-built single-engine plane had turned into a glider, almost silently trying to make an emergency landing along a stretch of beach. Pharmaceutical salesman Robert Gary Jones, ear buds in, listening to his iPod while jogging neither saw nor heard it and was struck from behind Monday evening and killed instantly.

    "There's no noise," said aviation expert Mary Schiavo, a former inspector general for the National Transportation Safety Board. "So the jogger, with his ear buds in, and the plane without an engine, you're basically a stealth aircraft. Who would expect to look up?"

    The 38-year-old Jones, whose mother said was serious about nutrition and exercise, especially jogging, was on a business trip to Hilton Head for GlaxoSmithKline. He was looking forward to getting home to the northern Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, Ga., for his daughter's third birthday Wednesday, Pauline Smith said.

    "I was never so shocked in all my life," she said of learning the news, her voice shaking. "They say that God only gives you what you can handle. I said, 'You know what, I've reached my max."'

    The pilot, Edward I. Smith of Chesapeake, Virginia, and his lone passenger walked away from the crash landing near the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. Smith was on the beach Tuesday, when the four-seater aircraft was hoisted onto a trailer hitched to a pickup truck and towed away. Authorities did not identify the passenger.

    "I've got a lot of issues going on right now," Smith said. "I've got a plane that's all torn up. And I've got a young man that I killed."

    The Lancair IV-P aircraft had lost its propeller, with oil smeared all over its windshield, making visibility difficult, authorities said. It was "basically gliding" when it instantly killed Jones, said Ed Allen, the coroner for Beaufort County on the South Carolina coast.

    The plane took off from Orlando, Florida, at 4:45 p.m. Monday and was en route to Virginia when it started leaking oil at about 13,000 feet (4,000 meters), said Joheida Fister, spokeswoman for Hilton Head Island fire and rescue.

    National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said no cause had been determined. He said the plane would be inspected in Virginia and that investigators would interview the pilot and any witnesses.

    "We don't know what occurred, especially since we haven't actually examined the aircraft," Holloway said. "We are still gathering facts."

    Even with oil smeared on the windshield, Schiavo, the former NTSB official, said Smith should have been able to see through a small window on the side of the plane and possibly yell out to anyone below. Still, there may have been little time to try to avoid hitting the jogger, she said.

    She said Smith made the right choice in landing on the beach rather than the water. The aircraft likely wasn't carrying flotation equipment.

    "Planes like this sink like a rock," she said.

    The airplane model that killed Jones has a turbine engine, can be built from a kit and can fly up to 370 mph (595 kph), according to the Lancair Web site. The "fastbuild kit" for the IV-P model, which has a pressurized cabin, is listed as costing $129,000 (euro94,000), the site says.

    The plane "has proven over the years to be very safe, reliable and extremely low in maintenance," the site says.

    Joseph Bartels, chief executive officer of Lancair International, the Oregon-based company that produces the aircraft kits, said Tuesday that the kit produces a "light, fast and strong aircraft."

    "This particular aircraft is one of about 1,000 sold either as kits or completed," Bartels said, though he added he had no specific knowledge about the airplane that had crashed. His firm does not produce the engine, which is purchased separately, he said.

    Bartels, who had seen online news photos of the damaged plane, called the landing "miraculous" given the damage to it, but also expressed sorrow at the deadly outcome.

    Pauline Jones, of Dunedin, Florida, said her son was a wonderful husband to his wife, Jennifer. The couple also has a 5-year-old son.

    She said she's going on "borrowed strength."

    "It's been very difficult," she said. "I haven't been to bed since I heard. I haven't had any sleep."

    foxnews.com

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    Clearly a Terrorist Attack, they go now after the small targets too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikster View Post
    LOL thanks for making me feel terrible laughing about a tragic death :P

    On the other hand - what else is there to do.
    Yes, this one's begging to be ripped into but having not long got back in from my mornings exercise in one piece I find myself strangely unable to comment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher
    Anything by The Propellor Heads.

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