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originally posted by: Pyle
The tarmac wasn't fenced off from the rest of the base? You don't want noners let alone civis getting close.
After looking at the station in some sat maps they do have fences but a couple of gates are seen open.
The base has a heavily fortified main gate with steel barriers that must be lowered before vehicles can enter. The gate is guarded by military police armed with assault rifles.
Officials indicated the Jeep did not enter through that point, but instead took a different road to reach the jet, which Ashliman said was near a runway at the north end of the station, about 7 miles from the main entrance.
The driver proceeded down Reeves to a checkpoint at the main flight operations area.
What happened at the checkpoint was unclear, but the driver got past it and drove across an open field and onto the flightline.
The plane was once owned by major league catcher Matt Nokes, who made a noteworthy landing on busy I-15 when the engine quit on its second flight on Feb. 18, 2000.
Nokes guided the high-performance $500,000 plane to a smooth landing and safely taxied off the road without injuries.
Nokes went on to fly the plane every day for five years without incident before selling it. He said it had been rebuilt several times since he sold it.
The stretch of freeway is no stranger to unusual landings. CHP spokesman Parent said he's aware of three other planes that have come down on that stretch of freeway about 50 miles north of San Diego in the past decade.
Nokes said the freeway is a popular route for flying because there are fewer flight restrictions than along the Interstate 5 corridor.
originally posted by: jimmyx
hey, hey, let's not lump all of the fine upstanding people that live in California (like me) into one big poop sack...we have crazies here, but other states are overflowing with them, too.....I think you enjoyed seeing that in print juuuuuust a little too much, Zap.