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#3257704 - 01/23/14 04:28 PM No Prop, Nooo Problem
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Registered: 06/05/02
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#3257722 - 01/23/14 04:48 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 10/29/06
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Loc: Ohio
WOW! --- He will be back in the air next week I'll bet.

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#3257758 - 01/23/14 05:35 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Didn't bother him one bit!

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#3257772 - 01/23/14 05:52 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 03/30/09
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Loc: Western North Carolina
That plane would be a total loss...not from landing damage, but from the smell smile

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#3257782 - 01/23/14 06:04 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 10/11/02
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What a great old guy! He was so humorous about the whole situation.

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#3257829 - 01/23/14 07:03 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Where did the prop land?


Edited by cjcride (01/23/14 07:03 PM)
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#3257925 - 01/23/14 08:13 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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"I could blame it on a duck or something, but I didn't see the duck," he said.

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#3257956 - 01/23/14 08:36 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 01/06/14
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Loc: Murray KY USA
Good job and no one involved and no rush to move the wreck to a place where they can decide to rebuild or scrap.

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#3258494 - 01/24/14 10:23 AM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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Wow, he did a great job. So many times, when props fail, it results in a catastrophic crash.
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#3282564 - 02/15/14 01:07 AM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
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#3283821 - 02/16/14 08:32 AM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: Cujet]
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From the pilot's description it sounds like a clean separation of the entire prop.
A blade failure would have been much worse.
Did I read somewhere sometime that excessive installation torque could result in failure of the bolts over time?
Anyway, kudos to the pilot for remaining calm, identifying a suitable forced landing site and bringing the plane in at proper speed and attitude.
Were it not for the ditch, this Piper would probably need nothing more than a new prop and an inspection of the gear.
That the pilot remained calm and called his wife after exiting the airplane is awesome.
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