A Cessna 182 crashed shortly after taking off from Thun Field, in Washington State, but the pilot’s life was saved when he landed in a field full of portable toilets, which cushioned the impact.
Fortunately for all concerned, the potties were not in use but merely were being stored in the field. Apparently the Cessna lost power and the pilot tried to turn back to the runway, a move that frequently lands pilots in deep do-do. In this case, however, the empty potties turned out to be a blessing rather than an expletive, after the Cessna clipped a fence and back-flipped onto the biffies.
The pilot “walked away apparently unhurt,” according to newspaper and television reports, which did not identify the red-faced pilot.