NJ Piper Pawnee CRASH

c172

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ANYONE AY INFO ON THE THE Piper Pawnee CRASH
AT Cape May ????
 

momalley81

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PM me if you want details, it was my roomate that put it in. He was fine, no injuries and back up towing that afternoon, still in his scrubs from the hospital after the FAA BS.


Boy done good, too bad there were so many witnesses though!
 

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He doesnt happen to work for United Aerial Advertising does he?
 

momalley81

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United is still in business, but they're out of Allaire now. Wasn't them though.
 

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I worked there a few summers back, descent planes (at the time in the citabrias) poorly run and organized
 

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momalley81 said:
United is still in business, but they're out of Allaire now. Wasn't them though.

Allaire is the same thing as Belmar is the same thing as Farmingdale is the same thing as Monmouth Executive
 
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Holy Krap! Here's another news article:
http://www.nbc10.com/news/4691602/detail.html

It belongs to Paramount, of course...and another poor young pilot gets an accident on his record in South Jersey. Reminds me of the Paramount Pawnee that lost engine power and crashed in a graveyard near Sea Isle VOR in the summer of 2000 (pilot walked away from it, thank God).

Fly safe, blue skies,

Wang
 
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"Topper's employer, Paramount Aviation in Middle Township, speculated that strong winds pushed the plane down and believes the young pilot just didn't have enough experience in how to react."


Why would the employer let him continue flying the next day if he thinks it was pilot error?

If it was a problem with the engine I don't see how it would hurt his career prospects, but Would any airline hire him if it turns out he was pushed down by wind?
 

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Steve said:
"Topper's employer, Paramount Aviation in Middle Township, speculated that strong winds pushed the plane down and believes the young pilot just didn't have enough experience in how to react."

That is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of in my entire life. However, if the paperwork is found to be not in airworthy condition, he may have some 'splanin to do at any future jobs.

What a trooper for climbing right back into the plane and doin it all over again. I hope this guy makes it out without problems.
 

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Any new info on the pawnee crash? Has the plane been recovered?
 

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gkrangers said:
Thats the first thing I thought when I heard about it...good thing it wasn't...2 planes in 2 summers wouldn't have been good. They bought a Citabria thats in immaculate shape recently...which shocked me.
Actually, the sad thing is, it would have made it 4 crashes in four summers with one of them being a fatality back in 02
 

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It would definately help to have your tailwheel endorsement beforehand but I think the main thing is to stop by their office this summer and speak to Matt(thats who I think runs it there) and introduce yourself to him and let him know youd be interested in working with them next summer. The more he hears your name and get to know you the better shot you have of getting on with them.
 

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BaronDrvr said:
It would definately help to have your tailwheel endorsement beforehand but I think the main thing is to stop by their office this summer and speak to Matt(thats who I think runs it there) and introduce yourself to him and let him know youd be interested in working with them next summer. The more he hears your name and get to know you the better shot you have of getting on with them.
Are they now called VanWagner?
 
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