Friday, September 12, 2014

Show spotlights museum plane

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Travel Channel program "Mysteries at the Museum" on Friday will have a story about a small plane on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Fla. The two-seat Cessna was used to evacuate a South Vietnamese family of seven during the fall of Saigon in 1975. What makes it noteworthy is the pilot managed to land the single-engine plane on the deck of the carrier USS Midway after the ship's captain ordered the crew to push some helicopters overboard to make room. The museum got the plane soon after the landing. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 09/12/14)