Plane makes emergency landing in Templeton

February 12, 2013

templetonA single passenger, small aircraft made an emergency landing Monday afternoon near Volpi Ysabel Road in Templeton.

The pilot suffered only a few scrapes and no major injuries, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

The plane’s single engine lost power, and the pilot had to glide the aircraft down for an emergency landing around 4:15 p.m.

Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.


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According to the FAA the plane is/was a homebuilt Hummel H5 which is a low wing 13 foot long aluminum a/c, often powered by a modified volkswagen engine.

Nifty looking plane that is so small it appears one would need a shoe-horn to put it on to go flying.

FAA also states it was registered to one David Dickey of Pismo Beach,Ca.

The plans run around $350.00 and kit around $17,000.00 or so, plus many years to build.

And thankfully he walked away from another good landing without using the fan.