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Floatplane Misses The Lake!  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2290 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 (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2255 times:

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

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2236 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 (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2157 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, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2130 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, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2100 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 (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2053 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: 50
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1917 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: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1863 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 (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1768 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, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1743 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, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1720 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, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1526 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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