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Old 06-28-2013, 11:47 AM
Randle Randle is offline
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Default RV-7A Crash Near San Antonio, TX

74-year-old Peter Dankelman was killed yesterday while on approach to a small Grass strip (1TE4) just East of San Antonio, TX at around 9 PM. I did not know Peter or if he was the builder but I live just south of SA and it hits very close to home as I am also building an RV-7A. There is no preliminary NTSB report and no details regarding the crash. Prayers and condolences for Peter’s family.

The news report:
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:32 PM
Bartman Bartman is offline
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Default RV7A crash

Peter was a real nice guy. He did build a 7A and I assume that was the same 7A he crashed in but don't know for sure. I was in San Antonio yesterday and saw just about the last five seconds of the news story, had no idea at the time that it was Peter.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:21 AM
dealfair dealfair is offline
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Oh my, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hate to hear of any RVer crashing; but like Randle, this is really close to home. sincere condolences to his friends & family. I regret to say I didn't know him; but I'm deeply saddened none the less.
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