Patching a partially destoyed plane with Duct tape

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Patching a partially destoyed plane with Duct tape

Unread post by jab2 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:20 am

I received an email with some photos attached of an alleged story where an Alaskan pilot and his fisherman pax left some bait in their aircraft. A bear(s) smelled it and made a thorough mess of the plane. The pilot then had another pilot flew in new wheels, some sheet plastic and a few boxes of duct tape, repaired the AC and flew it out.

Is this possible, would you do that or rather leave the plane, and what would the legal issues be if this was done in SA?

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Re: Patching a partially destoyed plane with Duct tape

Unread post by Willie » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:24 am

Ongelooflik. Ek het ook die e-mail gekry en wou dit op AVCOM plaas. Gelukkig doen ek toe eers a "Search" om te sien jy het my voorgespring :D Ek sou dit ook gedoen het. :!:
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Re: Patching a partially destoyed plane with Duct tape

Unread post by Etienne » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:43 pm

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Re: Patching a partially destoyed plane with Duct tape

Unread post by jab2 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:08 pm

Thanks Etienne. :oops: :oops: But now I'm puzzled. :shock:

Being forever vigilant of the duplication police, I did a search before posting and got zero on that topic. Now the posts show up for "duct tape" alone and for "bear" alone. I however cannot remember my exact search terms, but can't imagine it not included the words "duct tape".

At least the attention on the forum is a bit better now, as three of the other 4 threads were within 3 days of each other and nobody commented on the duplication. :wink:
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