Plane Crash... Haloween Display


#1

Wasn’t sure which topic to put this under, but Notable Activity seemed the most appropriate.

http://kfmb.com/stories/story.67179.html

A shocking Halloween display is creating some extreme reactions in one Los Angeles-area neighborhood.

The display features a fake plane crash so realistic even the police were fooled.

“It caught my eye. I thought a plane had crashed, and when I spoke to the owner he advised me that he was setting up a Halloween display,” said Greg Andrachick with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The homeowner is an aircraft mechanic in training and the parts are from a real Gulfstream jet.

Just about everyone who’s seen the display so far likes it, once they realize it’s not a real accident.

The only complaint the homeowner says he’s received is that the display is creating a traffic jam in the neighborhood because so many people want to see it.


#2

Perhaps we need a “Tasteless and Thoughtless” Topic?

I can appreciate the macabre, but I find this display a bit over the top.


#3

You’re not the only one. It is a little over the top to put a plane crash in your front yard. I’m sure it must be interesting for his neighbors to see a Gulfstream fuselage in the yard next door.
I wonder if he actually had the piece of fuselage trucked in? Seems a little costly for a halloween decoration.

Regards
JB :slight_smile:


#4

OK, whoever dismantled their Gxxx is an idiot! Why not sell the G for 10 million and buy an already-crashed-piece-of-junk 727-“100” and use that?


#5

Maybe it wasn’t a dismantled Gxxx. Perhaps it was really a crashed Gxxx. Resale value would be pretty low on that.


#6

I dunno 'bout the plane parts, but I’ll bet the weight of the vertical stabilizer leaning against the house is causing structural damage there. Not to mention the dead grass in the lawn when the parts are removed.


#7

[quote=“tobyz1”]

Hey, aluminum is up there pretty high right now, as are most “scrap” metals. In LA, he’ll be lucky if his plane makes it to Halloween!!


#8

Hey, aluminum is up there pretty high right now, as are most “scrap” metals. In LA, he’ll be lucky if his plane makes it to Halloween!!

It wouldn’t last at my house, there’s a guy that rides around on his bike and steals our aluminum cans from beside our house. He must not know it’s our beer fund.