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Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:18 pm

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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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:43 pm

Thats a good to what could have been a few deaths.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 7:05 pm

Luckilly nobody was injured! Funny picture though!

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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 8:52 pm

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.
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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:26 pm

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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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:05 pm

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
 
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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 12:15 am

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

NEVER TRUST YOUR FUEL GAUGE  Big grin

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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 7:02 am

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....
 
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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:48 am

The Beaver is one hell of a tough airplane!

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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 1:19 pm

So...uhhh...how're they going to get it *out* of there? A helicopter and straps? A hacksaw and flatbed?
 
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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 2:08 pm

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


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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:00 pm

Yeah Beavers are tanks.

I bet the pilot is kicking himself for not dipping the tanks, DOH!!
 
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RE: Floatplane Misses The Lake!

Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:40 pm

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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