Bathroom Emergency: Portable Toilets Cushion Washington Plane Crash

The pilot of a small airplane was able to walk away after its crash landing was cushioned by a bunch of portable toilets near Tacoma, Wash.

Gary Mayor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 182 crashed shortly after 3 p.m. Friday as it was taking off from Thun Field, an airfield owned by Pierce County southeast of Tacoma.

Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the plane was about 150 feet in the air when the engine quit. He tells The News Tribune that the pilot, the only person on board, tried to turn around to land, but didn't quite make it.

The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets, which were in a storage yard just northwest of the runway.

Several of the toilets were toppled, but a damage estimate and the pilot's identity weren't immediately available.