It’s an aviation truism that when a pilot has a bad day and needs to make an emergency landing, it’s best to get right back on the horse.
Frank Fierro, 75, had a bad day last week when he landed his single-engine ultralight Challenger plane on a highway on Long Island. It wasn’t a big deal; he walked away and the plane was OK to fly again.
Finally, today he took the plane up again. He made another emergency landing. On the same highway on Long Island.
He told police he’s worried his wife will be upset with him.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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