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Old October 30th 06, 05:30 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Mike Schumann
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The ultimate ditch the wives incident:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/15873540.htm

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Old October 30th 06, 05:59 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Ben Jackson
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Default Float Plane Accident

On 2006-10-30, Mike Schumann wrote:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/15873540.htm


If someone had come to the group with this as an idea for a movie, he
would have been laughed off the internet:

The floats hit the water and broke off, police said. The women,
who were seated in plane, were ejected through a hole in either
the side or the bottom of the plane, formed when the landing
gear ripped off, Pott said. They landed in the lake, where a
witness rescued them.
...
The pilot of the plane was able to pull up and away from the
water and come to some sort of a skidding landing in a nearby
field in Columbus in Anoka County. Neither the pilot nor a
fourth occupant were injured.

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Old October 30th 06, 06:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bela P. Havasreti
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On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:30:09 GMT, "Mike Schumann"
wrote:

The ultimate ditch the wives incident:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/15873540.htm

--
Mike Schumann


I "saw" that accident on the prelim run today, and couldn't help
wonder what actually happened (have a look at the actual prelim text
input into the FAA database):

ACFT LOST POWER, FLOATS FELL OFF, TWO PASSENGERS JUMPED OUT INTO THE
LAKE, THE PILOT WAS THEN ABLE TO LAND AT A GRASS STIP, FOREST LAKE, MN

Bela P. Havasreti
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Old October 30th 06, 09:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
John[_1_]
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Default Float Plane Accident


Bela P. Havasreti wrote:
On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:30:09 GMT, "Mike Schumann"
wrote:

The ultimate ditch the wives incident:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/15873540.htm

--
Mike Schumann


I "saw" that accident on the prelim run today, and couldn't help
wonder what actually happened (have a look at the actual prelim text
input into the FAA database):

ACFT LOST POWER, FLOATS FELL OFF, TWO PASSENGERS JUMPED OUT INTO THE
LAKE, THE PILOT WAS THEN ABLE TO LAND AT A GRASS STIP, FOREST LAKE, MN

Bela P. Havasreti


Jumped?!?!?!?!?!????? . . Out of a moving airplane and not in the
skydiving mode??????

I will wait for the rest of the story on this one.

John

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Old October 31st 06, 02:12 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Judah
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Default Float Plane Accident

"Mike Schumann" wrote in news:BEq1h.1399
:

The ultimate ditch the wives incident:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/15873540.htm


The question is, were the husbands ditching the wives, or were the wives
ditching the husbands?

My wife doesn't like my driving at all. I imagine that in the situation
described, she would jump out if I refused to relinquish control of the
vehicle.
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Old October 31st 06, 04:44 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jim Burns[_1_]
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I just got word from a local pilot/businessman that knows the pilot and
airplane in question. Word is that this guy has an over allotment of stupid
pills and takes them regularly, often before flying.
Jim


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Old October 31st 06, 04:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Mike Schumann
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Default Float Plane Accident

So what are the details on this incident?

Mike Schumann

"Jim Burns" wrote in message
...
I just got word from a local pilot/businessman that knows the pilot and
airplane in question. Word is that this guy has an over allotment of
stupid
pills and takes them regularly, often before flying.
Jim




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Old October 31st 06, 05:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jim Burns[_1_]
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Veteran pilot attempts buzz job or strafing run and the rest of the story is
remarkably just as was written in the article from what I've been told.
I've got a friend that knows the people at Wipaire, plus the group's own
Montblack is an Anoka native. I'm sure we'll learn more when the plane is
repaired and when Montblack gets a new hamster for his PC.

Jim


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Old October 31st 06, 05:15 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bela P. Havasreti
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Default Float Plane Accident

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 02:12:56 GMT, Judah wrote:

"Mike Schumann" wrote in news:BEq1h.1399
:

The ultimate ditch the wives incident:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/15873540.htm


The question is, were the husbands ditching the wives, or were the wives
ditching the husbands?

My wife doesn't like my driving at all. I imagine that in the situation
described, she would jump out if I refused to relinquish control of the
vehicle.


More info with a video clip:

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_301165817.html

Apparently the wives are fine (one has a broken ankle). Wonder if
the pilot(s) will be OK when the wives get home.... 8^)

BTW, the '59 C-180 in question was a past (2003) grand champion at
Oshkosh.

Bela P. Havasreti
 




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