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[*] posted on 6-14-2019 at 08:08 PM
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Any one have info on the plane crash at Punta Abreojos
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[*] posted on 6-15-2019 at 04:28 AM


I happened to be at Campo Rene on Tuesday and saw the Cessna parked at Campo Rene. Wednesday morning i got a Facebook notice that indicated that it had crashed .
Here is the Facebook notice, translated:

AIRCRAFT IS DISPLAYED IN RENE FIELD AT PUNTA ABREOJOS.

Germán COTA

Punta Abreojos, BCS. - A Cessna-type plane with license N37940 collapsed this Wednesday at 08:00 in the morning when it was taking off at the Rene field in the municipal office of Punta Abreojos crashed while trying to take off.

According to the reports that came to the drafting of the newsletter "DPDM-NEWS" that when the flight took off a seagull went through, which caused the aircraft with license N37940 to collapse, the plane was bound for the state of California in the Been united.

It was driven by the pilot David Delahousie and as co-pilot Rodney Drake from the state of California, until the crash site came the ambulance to give first aid to the injured pilot who was hit in the neck and body while co-pilot was unharmed , the injured was transferred to the hospital of Santa Rosalía



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[*] posted on 6-15-2019 at 06:11 AM


OUCH!
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[*] posted on 6-15-2019 at 04:59 PM


oh damn! i was leaving Punta Abreojos on Wed and saw what looked like a crashed plane off in the distance, guess this was it!







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[*] posted on 6-15-2019 at 06:50 PM


That's a bad day for sure, glad they were ok so it seems.

So did the seagull come thru, the windshield? an open door window? and hit the pilot in the neck? Suicide mission seagull?

I could see how a bird would effect a jet turbine but this??

Never swerve to miss a deer... or apparently a seagull either.:(




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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 10:56 AM


The plane hit an osprey on the left wing. I saw the dent and feathers myself. The dent was small. The dead osprey was found nearby. I believe you can see part of the dent at the bottom of the above photo on the leading edge of the wing. Thankfully everybody made it out alive.

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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 11:00 AM


Amazing that a bird could take a plane down.

Can someone explain to us novices how this is possible?




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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 11:59 AM


I never finished the path toward getting a pilot's license, but based on the hours I have spent in small planes, I speculate that the pilot may have made a reflex evasive maneuver at low altitude and stalled out!

Just a guess though, I can't imagine that osprey taking down the plane with a hit to the wing!




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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 12:14 PM


so the bird bounced off the wing into the c-ckpit injuring the pilot? talk about unlucky!
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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 02:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
so the bird bounced off the wing into the c-ckpit injuring the pilot? talk about unlucky!



Reading through this again, it appears that 'fishinsteve' has a more accurate account than the translated facebook post!




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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 02:43 PM


Both stories can't be true. Osprey striking the wing would not have caused the plane to crash. Osprey striking the pilot could have caused the pilot to crash. Maybe 2 osprey's?

Neither story makes sense.




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[*] posted on 6-17-2019 at 03:50 PM


I was there at the site not too long after it happened. I was fishin and camping at Campo Rene and I too am confused. I even talked to one of the passengers in the plane after it crashed. Its crazy how many different versions I've heard from people at the camp. So many expert opinions within the camp.

All I know is we spent time with these gentlemen throughout the week trading Baja stories and talking fishin . I got to know them a little bit and was very happy they all survived. That is what is most important to me. They have been flying to that camp since the sixties with no incidents. They are some good people and I wish them all luck. I hope to see them at Campo Rene again.

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