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Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...  
User currently offlineUTa_FLYinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 757 times:

...is none other than 707cmf himself, who mistook his Astra for a washing machine, spinning on some ice/snow and falling into a small ravine in the process.
He is obviously OK (apart from the mental disturbance he already had prior to this predicament), but he shall (les Eaux) probably be shopping for a new car very soon.
Have any other of you fallen victim to the recent cold spell ?

UTA, who has only water in Eireann (lots of it)


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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 756 times:

Eek!
Good to hear that there are no injuries.

Nothing this year, but last winter I had a slight accident whilst experimenting with "vectored thrust" on a long (empty) icy farm road...  Smile



Cunning linguist
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 749 times:

I went indeed on a spin this morning while driving to work.

However, news of the demise of my car have been exagerated, since my Astra is still perfectly roadworthy. However, I shall (les eaux) shop for a new set of rear tires tonight before driving back home.

I'll post a detailed report on this forum during the afternoon (including nicey pictures I've shot while waiting for the depanneur)

707


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 744 times:

You can't continue to the nearest destination on front tyres only? Not ETOPS certified?



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineUTA_FLYingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 744 times:

Hmmm.
From what I remember from my YUL days, a depanneur is where you go buy bread and milk in your pyjamas on Sunday morning whereas a depanneuse gets you out of a breakdown prdeicament, asti.

UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineUTa_FLYinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 740 times:

Uh, from what I understood from when we were on the phone this morning, he fell into a nice little hole with only one wheel touching the gound after the fall.
So continuing to the nearest destination would have involved something like a Mil or Sikorsky ventilator hauling him out  Laugh out loud

UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 719 times:

Maybe 707cmf tried to regain control of the car by lowering the nose like one would do when flying. Big grin

User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 716 times:

Well, unfortunately, it looks like I am better at steering vehicles with steerable wheel on the back (i.e. a taildragger) than something with four wheels that is not able to leave the ground normally...

707


User currently offlineUta_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 715 times:

so when do we get to see the pictures Big grin ?

UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 708 times:

When I am finished with that &^%$^%&$ bug I am trying to correct (yes, I am doing some actual work)

707


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 700 times:

707cmf,

It seems like you are surfing a.net instead Wink/being sarcastic


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