Landing Planes on Golf Courses is Becoming a Thing

Last week, a biplane found safety on the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course, making an emergency landing on one of the fairways. Maybe that made news in Colorado, because on Wednesday, another distressed pilot landed his plane on a fairway, this time at the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club in Broomfield, Colo., a suburb of Denver.

Two people were in the 1973 single-engine Cessna, but neither was injured, and no golfers on the course were in harm’s way. The pilot was attempting to land at the nearby Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, but the plane’s engine died, so he aimed the aircraft for a fairway instead.

And this wasn’t the first time the Omni course was used as a runway. According to the Broomfield Enterprise, mechanical issues forced a small plane to crash-land on the layout in March 2013. Nobody was injured in that incident either.

Related Link: Biplane Turns Torrey Pines Into Runway

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