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Floatplane Misses The Lake!  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

http://www.msnbc.com/local/ktuu/m301803.asp?0ct=-302


The Beaver in the above linked story apparently ran out of gas while attempting to land at Lake Hood here in Anchorage.

Aparently the guage was still reading a 1/4 tank when the engine konked out and the aircraft went down into this lady's yard, stopping short of her house by inches.

Nobody was hurt in the crash and the aircraft was relatively undamaged.




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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Thats a good to what could have been a few deaths.

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
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Luckilly nobody was injured! Funny picture though!

Jerrold


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Another testimonial to the extreme ruggedness of the Beaver that the floatversion can land on terra firma without causing severe damage and injuries to those aboard AND stop in a small space.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Here is the ADN story about yesterday's mishap.

http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/3252097p-3281850c.html

In all it looks in pretty good shape.




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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7928 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Everybody should consider themselves lucky the plane appears to be repairable, nobody was seriously hurt and no buildings were seriously damaged!  Smile

Oh yeah, both the pilot and homeowner need to buy lottery tickets soon.  Big grin


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

This is where I put something in from what I was taught:

NEVER TRUST YOUR FUEL GAUGE  Big grin

fb05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

NEVER TRUST YOUR FUEL GAUGE

I second that!

Another thing to remember is that even if you have a bit of fuel left (might even be quite a bit), during a go-around, the pitch-up might be enough to uncover the fuel pumps/fuel inlet pipe and you know that that means....


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

The Beaver is one hell of a tough airplane!

Pete


User currently offlineMinuteman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

So...uhhh...how're they going to get it *out* of there? A helicopter and straps? A hacksaw and flatbed?

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2115 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Reminds me a bit of this little incident, near my home a few years ago:


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Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Yeah Beavers are tanks.

I bet the pilot is kicking himself for not dipping the tanks, DOH!!



Word
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Just wanted to update.

As of today it is out of the backyard. Drove by there today and it was moved off to the side of Lake Spenard.

http://www.msnbc.com/local/ktuu/m303046.asp?0ct=-302

But as the story says it became quite the tourist attration while it was there

It isn't badly hurt, There are a couple of dents in the leading edge of the right wing, and the right float was wrapped up in a tarp, which tells me there is some bent metal in there also.



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