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    joewcasey Guest

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    Check your notams people. This happened at PMB earlier this afternoon.
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    Joe:
    Is that a UND flight school plane?
    Mike
    N3648M
    1947 PA-12
    Mike Koch
    Sioux Falls, SD

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    joewcasey Guest

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    Yeah, that it is.

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    joewcasey Guest

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    Got a better look at it today in the hangar. That darn mount is IMPRESSIVE. The oleo strut itself broke about an inch below the actual nosewheel mount. The nosewheel and part of the strut is hanging from the scissors, and with the cowling off, doesn't appear to be any apparent bending or twisting. Of course I'm no mechanic, but it sure looks solid.

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    Glen Geller Guest

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    A pilot rented a Cessna 172 from our local FBO just outside of Portland, flew to southern Oregon east of Crater Lake and decided to land on the light snow on the runway. He could see some twigs and leaves poking through the snow so it looked like an easy deal.
    Turns out those twigs and leaves had entire trees attached to them, several feet of snow in fact.
    From the Hillsboro (OR) Argus, with names deleted:
    "The plane took off from Hillsboro Airport on a sightseeing trip with a guest from Israel. Pilot was attempting to land at the airstrip for the first time, which was marked on the map.
    Unknown to pilot, the landing strip had recently received three feet of snowfall. When the wheels hit the snow, the plane was flipped onto its top.
    Pilot and his passengers walked away from the crash unhurt.
    The responding officer had to hike through a half-mile of deep snow to get to the crash scene. The four hiked back out to the highway, and the Federal Aviation Administration was notified."

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    metrallarider Guest

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    Gosh, that's just plain crazy-- landing on an unknown like that.

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    Indeed, unless the spinny thingy quit making that funny noise...
    "Some people are like a Slinky, absolutely useless but you cant help but smile when you push them down the stairs."

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    Wayne Guest

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    That spinney thing is out there to keep the pilot's palms from sweating. If it stops the pilot's palms start sweating profusely

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    joewcasey Guest

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    Here's what it looks like in the hangar.
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    auf deutch: luftgefloggenmachina.
    Larry Portouw
    N8141C PA-22
    E95/Benson, AZ

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