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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 03:55 PM
Columbia ditched off Pescadero


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDVrMV4NlVg

sole occupant survived, got out. Ditched near Los Barriles reportedly. Pretty eerie to see this bird under water.




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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 04:43 PM


WOW! Glad the pilot got out....



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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 05:02 PM


Other than nose gear damage, the plane looks in pretty good shape (salt water aside).



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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 05:09 PM


We heard he ran out of gas ....miscalculated. Not sure if that is a fact or not.



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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 07:51 PM


Ha! I thought from title you were talking Columbia sailboat.

Another cruiser mishap? (I had an old 28', built like a tank. Lived on board for a while…)

Never mind...

Edit: Just saw video and gasped- had seen plane w/similar colors/ID at Campo Rene Tuesday and talked w/pilot who has a home in Barriles. He's a kite surfer.

I Checked my photos- same colors, both IDs had N-----Z, but different combo inbetween and slightly different Cessna. Whew...

Do all US private planes have N----Z?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDVrMV4NlVg

sole occupant survived, got out. Ditched near Los Barriles reportedly. Pretty eerie to see this bird under water.


[Edited on 6-19-2014 by Whale-ista]




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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 08:01 PM


Blanca, remember the plane we saw at Campo Renee? For a moment I thought it was the same one.

I checked my photo, different plane.

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We heard he ran out of gas ....miscalculated. Not sure if that is a fact or not.




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[*] posted on 6-18-2014 at 09:53 PM


Isn't this the same plane that landed there a month ago?



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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 04:31 AM


Link to April 29/14 BPE with article translated (scroll down a bit):
http://www.thebajaponyexpress.com/2014/April/1949--041914.ht...




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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 01:22 PM


Whale-ista :

Yes, all USA registered planes have N in the number system. Mexican registry planes have X, Canada C and on it goes - each country has a letter as far as I know.

Even though the Columbia is carbon fiber hull, I doubt that much damage under the engine at the nose gear was from hitting the water. Speculation at BPI is his IO-550 turbo'd Continental blew something and a rod or piston could take out the cowl easy.




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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 03:28 PM


That would be a hell of a place to throw a rod.



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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 03:58 PM


Well, someone was still good with flying the peninsula, We hope their OK

Who's goin to get the bird :?:

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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 04:04 PM


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That would be a hell of a place to throw a rod.


Happens to all of us eventually :lol:





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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 04:09 PM


:lol::lol::lol:

Is that Tampa Bay ?

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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 08:57 PM


whale-ista: I do remember! I knew it was not the same plane as the other one went down in this past April.



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[*] posted on 6-20-2014 at 08:32 AM
Hijack (again)


Because there are a lot pilots and others interested in aviation viewing this thread this seems like an appropriate place to post this hijack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehwvZXVKmPU




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[*] posted on 6-20-2014 at 03:45 PM


great story but doubt they'll ever get enough donations to get it air worthy again. Daunting but admirable.



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