Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 22, 2012 20:26:19 GMT 12
Actually I want to add that as well as my concern for the injured pilot, how sad I am to see this neat little aeroplane crashed like this. I have watched it at many air displays nipping around the skies and I have always enjoyed seeing it.
Listening to the radio today, I heard reports a light twin aircraft had crashed with an unknown number of people on board, then a light aircraft with one person on board, then a vintage world war ll german aircraft, then a replica WWll aircraft
The news media suck
The news media suck
The F-18 doesn't actually climb, the earth moves away from it to escape the noise
I hope the pilot is well but when i crash my racebike my thoughts are always F$^* bones they heal hows my bike and how much will this 1 cost!!,after thought, THATS prob why i have too much titanium in my body, bad mindset. I hope all is well and god only knows where parts can be sourced from and for how many $$$, such a cool aircraft, hope it is back up where it belongs soon.
Shame about the loss of a nice looking aircraft but good to hear the pilot came out with relatively minor injuries.
Perhaps a better headline could have been.....
[glow=red,2,300]"Full Scale Emergency For Half Scale Aircraft"[/glow]
STATLER: Boo! WALDORF: Boooo! S: That was the worst thing I’ve ever heard! W: It was terrible! S: Horrendous! W: Well it wasn’t that bad. S: Oh, yeah? W: Well, there were parts of it I liked! S: Well, I liked alot of it. W: Yeah, it was GOOD actually. S: It was great! W: It was wonderful! S: Yeah, bravo! W: More! S: More! W: More! S: More!
Post by baronbeeza on Jun 23, 2012 13:03:34 GMT 12
Time to introduce yourself Zac......
I thought the reporting was terrible, how could they get the idea there was 3 people involved ?
Then we have the part about a Vintage Fighter aircraft.... what is wrong with a scale home-built ?
Junior's headlines are much closer to the mark.. The media does work in real time and have time constraints, - still it must be easier to just report rather than take time to embellish. I am sure this is were the fantasy element must enter the fray.
The pilot who was forced to crash land his replica German fighter plane on farmland near Levin yesterday afternoon suffered a fractured skull and broke both his ankles.
Murray Milnes is also struggling to recall details of the accident and could not remember callling the police or his wife immediately after the crash, his sister-in-law Angela Clapperton said today.
Mr Milnes, a Welington-based Air New Zealand engineer, was an experienced pilot. He had been flying for at least 30 years and regularly flew glider tow planes out of Paraparaumu Airport.
The half scale kitset replica of a Focke-Wulfe 190 World War II vintage fighter was built at Paraparaumu and Mr Milnes bought it last month.
He was flying to Paraparaumu Airport when he made a mayday call shortly after 2.30pm on Friday, reporting his plane was losing power. He then spoke to police on his cellphone while looking for somewhere to land.
The plane skidded across a paddock, narrowly missing a water trough, before running into a fence. Levin Senior Sergeant Willie Roy said Mr Milne did well to land the plane almost intact.