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Strange but true general aviation news

February 7, 2014 by Benét Wilson

I don’t need no stinkin’ propeller! A 79-year-old pilot managed to glide and land his Grumman AA-5 Tiger at an old horse racing track after losing his propeller, reports the Republic. The newspaper reported the propeller cracked and split in two.

Get your beer the old-fashioned way. Minnesota beer brewery Lakemaid was trying out using drones to deliver the adult beverage to ice fishers on Mille Lacs Lake, but the FAA has nixed the plan, reports CNN. The agency said that it’s against the law to fly drones for commercial purposes or above 400 feet in the United States.

Eject!! A Royal Canadian Air Force instructor pilot and a student were forced to eject from their CT-156 Harvard II trainer after a landing gear malfunction, reports AvWeb. The problem was discovered when another trainer did a visual inspection of the aircraft.


Emergency landings. A pilot made an emergency landing of his Cirrus SR-22 in a Worth County, Ga., cornfield, reports A private plane carrying seven passengers made an emergency landing at Bluegrass Airport after experiencing engine failure. reports A flight instructor and his student made an emergency landing at Australia’s Orange Airport, reports Central Western Daily.

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3 Responses to “Strange but true general aviation news”

  1. Peter Trenholme Says:

    The story in the Central Western Daily re the “emergency landing” describes an emergency AFTER a hard landing caused the landing gear to collapse and the Piper to (catastrophically) leave the runway.

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