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Old 07-30-2019, 06:40 AM
ShortSnorter ShortSnorter is offline
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Default No Speculation Watch Video

The pilot is interviewed in this video and explains what happened. Towards the end it is reported that he thinks the it started with an "oil problem." Hopefully his willingness to discuss the accident continues and we can all learn from it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ShortSnorter View Post
The pilot is interviewed in this video...
There's some good news.

Can anyone make an introduction?
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:54 AM
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I do not know him, but I am close and my father lives very nearby. If nobody know this gentlemen I can see if I can get in touch with him.

Definitely something to learn from this for all of us.
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:14 AM
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One lesson taken from this - the emergency canopy eject mechanism is useful for egress in ground (or ground proximity) emergency. This is the reason I fully installed / activated this mechanism, based on exactly this argument made by someone on the forum.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:12 AM
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Sharp guy! Glad he is safe!
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:25 AM
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Certainly very happy he is OK with only minor injuries, the most important part.
Of course this is of great interest to all of us in RV community, specially those with the 14. I will be very interested to find the root cause, an electrical fire or a fire that took the electric part out first.
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