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#3257704 - 01/23/14 04:28 PM No Prop, Nooo Problem
MolaKule Offline

Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 16386
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Sign seen in a coffee shop: "No WiFi here. Pretend it is 1995 when people had REAL conversations." smile

#3257722 - 01/23/14 04:48 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
2oldtommy Offline

Registered: 10/29/06
Posts: 855
Loc: Ohio
WOW! --- He will be back in the air next week I'll bet.


#3257758 - 01/23/14 05:35 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
morepwr Offline

Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1684
Loc: ventura, ca
Didn't bother him one bit!

#3257772 - 01/23/14 05:52 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
travlnman Offline

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 236
Loc: Western North Carolina
That plane would be a total loss...not from landing damage, but from the smell smile

#3257782 - 01/23/14 06:04 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
Drew99GT Offline

Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21331
Loc: Colorado Springs
What a great old guy! He was so humorous about the whole situation.

#3257829 - 01/23/14 07:03 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
cjcride Offline

Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 1085
Loc: Ontario Canada
Where did the prop land?

Edited by cjcride (01/23/14 07:03 PM)

#3257925 - 01/23/14 08:13 PM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
NMBurb02 Offline

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 1836
Loc: Crowntown, CA
"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]
GaleHawkins Offline

Registered: 01/06/14
Posts: 398
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.

#3258494 - 01/24/14 10:23 AM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
Cujet Offline

Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 5201
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Wow, he did a great job. So many times, when props fail, it results in a catastrophic crash.
Turbo's rule.

#3282564 - 02/15/14 01:07 AM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: MolaKule]
john_pifer Offline

Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 838
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
Old dude is a badas*
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#3283821 - 02/16/14 08:32 AM Re: No Prop, Nooo Problem [Re: Cujet]
fdcg27 Offline

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 11285
Loc: OH
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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