DesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 493 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
I'm sorry to hear this happened to your friend. I hope both of them recover quickly. The desert around here can be a dangerous place when weather is poor (not saying weather was the cause, just it wasn't great yesterday).
JOEYCAPPS From Italy, joined Jul 2008, 199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
Thank you, RFields. I have a feeling it was MX related, but I'm not going to jump to conclusions.
Quoting SeeTheWorld (Reply 2): Jeez .. it took them a long time to find the airplane ... thank goodness they were still alive ..
Honestly, the weather immediately after SAR was sent out was really bad... I'm thinking that SAR couldnt fly over the immediate area, and they had to wait for a clearing in weather. But anyways, the point is the same... They found them, alive. Its amazing how, granted the article did say hypothermia was setting in. Me thinks that had just a little more time gone by, they would have been dead.
There are so many people impacted by aviation catastrophies - on every level of severity. But not many of them in my position could say their friends/family member survived. I'm happy and humbled that I am an exception. To those people on ANET that have lost loved ones in accidents, my heart truly does go out to you. Because although I am surrounded by friends that are pilots, for the first time in my life, I almost watched someone close to me die from flying. And it was a reality check.