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Pitts down?

Unread post by TC » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:34 am

I hear the pilot is ok.

Any more info?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:46 am

Here or down under?
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Unread post by lex » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:52 am

ZS -OOB. Pilot Okay.
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Unread post by HermannM » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:35 pm

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Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:08 pm

What is amazing there is the difference in damage to airframe around the pax and pilots area.
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Unread post by Jason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:22 pm

glad pilot is ok, no expert but looking at the pic the one blade of prop looks undamaged or not turning at touchdown? engine failure maybe ?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:25 pm

TC wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:34 am
I hear the pilot is ok.

Any more info?
Pilot was Arnie Mengele He's OK just some bumps and scrapes
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Unread post by GL » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:28 pm

I agree prop looks stopped. Scary in a Pitts.
Looks like soft ground.
Looking like some medical assistance happening - very pleased to hear pilot ok? Who was the pilot?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:29 pm

Ray W wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:25 pm
TC wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:34 am
I hear the pilot is ok.

Any more info?
Pilot was Arnie Mengele He's OK just some bumps and scrapes
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Unread post by RuanS » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:33 pm

In what area did it happen?
Glad the pilot is safe.
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Unread post by Ray W » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:03 pm

RuanS wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:33 pm
In what area did it happen?
Glad the pilot is safe.
Just near RD - south west of Rand
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Unread post by RuanS » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:03 pm

Ray W wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:03 pm
RuanS wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:33 pm
In what area did it happen?
Glad the pilot is safe.
Just near RD - south west of Rand
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Unread post by Segg » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:57 pm

There are two very nice holes in the engines crankcase, one with a conrod peaking out :?

Will be very keen to hear about the outcome of the engine strip down
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Unread post by savas » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:45 pm

Strange so little posts, on such a major event.....wonder why this quietness.
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:03 pm

Guess there isn’t too much to this at the moment.. Forced lob, wheels dug in, nose over and that’s all she said.. ?

I suppose you could debate the choice of landing field - not sure what the glide ratio on a Pitts is and have no idea what the options were- I think I’d have chosen this field - must have looked reasonably inviting from the air.

Plane bent, pilot ok - seems like a fair outcome?
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