Dave Hirschman

Where do we get such men?

May 9, 2008 by Dave Hirschman, Senior Editor

 The story unfolded something like this:

Dead battery; mags on; throttle open; hand-prop plane; engine starts; plane surges forward; prop smacks post; crankshaft breaks; prop lands on hangar far away.

Fortunately, there were no casualties, other than the now-deceased Piper.


Otherwise, the pilot/Armstrong starter would deserve a nomination for next year’s Darwin Award.

(Whoever thought of putting barriers in front of self-service fuel pumps was a genius!)



One Response to “Where do we get such men?”

  1. Plane Training Says:

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