Biplane Lands in Emergency at Torrey Pines Golf Course

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By George Hatcher

BiplaneA 1929 vintage biplane made an emergency landing due to mechanical problems. The plane landed at the Torrey Pines Golf Course, located at 11480 Torrey Pines Park Road in San Diego, California,

The incident happened at 11:40 a.m. on June 10 when the engine of the Travel Air 400 began “running rough.”

The pilot, Bill Oglesby, was flying with two tourists aboard. He took no chances and decided to make an emergency landing.

The biplane is used to provide the tourists a bird’s-eye view of the scenic coastline and local attractions in San Diego. Barnstorm Adventures website says it charges $289 for a 40-minute trip.

The passengers were fully refunded.

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