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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:13 am    Post subject: Lucky .... Reply with quote

I have a local friend of mine (he did my Chipmunk rating and I did his Stearman rating) who flies in some of the UK and International airshows .

He's one of NZ's top display pilots, was flying this Albatross back to the UK from a memorial flight in France , when it had an engine failure just after crossing the southern UK coastline.

He escaped unhurt but shaken.

He always flies with a hard helmet.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The exactly same happened to a good friend of mine, who flew with his Stearman around Manila. He had to ditch her in a rice field, overturned and came away from it shaken, but luckily unhurt. The plane should have been a completely write-off . But of course these old beauties never are and as labour costs in the Philippines are cheap, he is flying her after a one year repair now again
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Lucky .... Reply with quote

Pete wrote:
He escaped unhurt but shaken.


Whew! Glad he's OK.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap . . . what happened to keeping the shiny side up? Rolling Eyes
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