Saturday, July 6, 2013

Meanwhile, at Long Beach Airport.....

A banner tower went down on takeoff.

Looks like he struck a power pole, sheared off a wing, and came down on an embankment of the 405 freeway.

He walked away.....



And he just barely cleared the freeway....

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9 comments:

  1. It wasn't a Piper. Something else that starts with an "E" that I've heard of before. Generally used as an STOL.

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  2. Ouch, too slow on the pickup, and stalled it in maybe???

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  3. So was Kalifornia swatting planes out of the sky yesterday?

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  4. The only thing I've read about what caused the crash is "suspected propeller trouble".

    Since most of the local news outlets reported the aircraft type as a "Cessna 150" (for banner towing??), I'd doubt the accuracy of "propeller trouble"!

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  5. That pilot is very fortunate, to say the least.

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  6. HAH!

    Took me a few but I got it.

    For those that didn't......just as any Evil Black Rifle is an "AK-47" to the newsroom drones, any small, high-winged airplane is a "Cessna 150".

    Correct. NFO?

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