'Tell My Kids I Love Them': Pilot Survives Crash-Landing ... Again
Pilot Dan Hall amazingly survived when his single-engine plane crash-landed on an under-construction road in West Hartford, Conn., on Saturday.
Even more incredible, this isn't the first time Hall has survived a plane crash.
Hall told Steve Doocy on "Fox and Friends" this morning that he was flying to Hartford on Saturday to pick up a friend when there was a mechanical problem, possibly related to icing in the carburetor, that caused his aircraft to lose power and altitude rapidly.
Hall said that his training kicked in right away. He put the plane at the best glide speed and was able to navigate toward a bus route that was not in service.
Hall saw that his right wing was going to clip a fence as he came in for the emergency landing, so he radioed the control tower.
"I said, 'If I don't make it through this, tell my kids I love them.'"
Luckily, Hall emerged from the crash unhurt, despite the right wing of the plane being torn off.
Perhaps one reason Hall was able to remain so cool under pressure is that this isn't the first time that he has been in a plane crash.
In 2008, another single-engine Cessna Hall was flying lost power after its carburetor malfunctioned and crashed into the Pawcatuck River in Rhode Island.
Despite two brushes with death, Hall told Doocy that he still loves flying and he's not sure yet if he's going to give it up.
Watch Doocy's interview with Hall above and check out photos of the crash(es) below.