Indiana man crashes WWI plane again

Indiana man crashes WWI plane again

There are 14 comments on the KXAM-TV Austin story from Jul 28, 2010, titled Indiana man crashes WWI plane again. In it, KXAM-TV Austin reports that:

State Police say a southern Indiana man has crashed a World War I era plane for the second time in just over two years.

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“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

Another Person on the Internet

#1 Jul 29, 2010
Snoopy:(on top of doghouse, speaking over music) Here's the World One I flying ace high over France in his Sopwith Camel, searching for the infamous Red Baron! I must bring him down! Suddenly, anti-aircraft fire,'archie' we used to called it, begins to burst beneath my plane. The Red Baron has spotted me. Nyahh, Nyahh, Nyahh! You can't hit me!(aside) Actually, tough flying aces never say 'Nyahh, Nyahh, Nyahh'. I just, ah...Drat this fog! It's bad enough having to fight the Red Baron without having to fly in weather like this! All right, Red Baron! Where are you? You can't hide forever! Ah, the sun has broken through...I can see the woods of Montsec below...and what's that? It's a Fokker triplane! Ha! I've got you this time, Red Baron!
(SFX: machine gun fire)
Aaugh! He's diving down out of the sun! He's tricked me again! I've got to run! Come on Sopwith Camel, let's go! Go, Camel, go! I can't shake him! He's riddling my plane with bullets!
(SFX: machine gun fire)
Curse you, Red Baron! Curse you and your kind! Curse the evil that causes all this unhappiness!
(SFX: plane engine sputtering towards silence)

Here's the World War I flying ace back at the aerodrome in France, he is exhausted and yet he does not sleep, for one thought continues to burn in his mind...Someday, someday I'll get you, Red Baron!
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#2 Jul 29, 2010
Can't wait for next year!
was-burg steve

Everetts, NC

#3 Jul 29, 2010
Almost 100 year old airplanes are prone to mechanical failure. They were not too reliable when they were new. I'll give the pilot a pass on this one.
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#4 Jul 29, 2010
was-burg steve wrote:
Almost 100 year old airplanes are prone to mechanical failure. They were not too reliable when they were new. I'll give the pilot a pass on this one.
No argument here.
Still, the old Ian Fleming quote: "Once is happenstance; twice coincidence, and three times enemy action..." foggily comes to mind.

“behind curtain #1”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#5 Jul 29, 2010
Twice he crashed because twice the plane lost power? Is this guy way over weight?
First Class Jerk

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jul 29, 2010
did al Qaeda teach him how to fly?
Capn Greg

Gainesville, GA

#7 Jul 29, 2010
me-thinks this guys needs a refresher in slow-flight maneuvering and stall recovery before he goes back up... those power-off climbs are tough.... :-)

What a dork_

“They named a cereal for him”

Since: Feb 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#8 Jul 29, 2010
Capn Greg wrote:
me-thinks this guys needs a refresher in slow-flight maneuvering and stall recovery before he goes back up... those power-off climbs are tough....:-)
What are you doing in IL?
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#9 Jul 29, 2010
First Class Jerk wrote:
did al Qaeda teach him how to fly?
According to the George W. Bush 9/11 Commission, Al Qaeda not only lives in caves in Afghanistan but produces some the best-trained multi-engine jet aircraft pilots in the world, capable of amazing feats of flying while fighting off planeloads of people with nothing but a razor blade.
Really amazing.
Capn Greg

United States

#10 Jul 30, 2010
What a dork_ wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you doing in IL?
beats me, i'm still right where i was before..... ISP must have needed a vacation, but what the hell is in IL?:-)

What a dork_

“They named a cereal for him”

Since: Feb 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#11 Aug 4, 2010
Capn Greg wrote:
<quoted text>
beats me, i'm still right where i was before..... ISP must have needed a vacation, but what the hell is in IL?:-)
Capn Greg
Orland Park, IL

“i'll never vote for her...but ”

Since: Jun 08

i cain't see votin fer him....

#12 Aug 4, 2010
The guy should remember...third time is the charm...
Mexican Hillbilly

Midville, GA

#13 Aug 5, 2010
The SE-5 was the best plane at that time. Eddie Rickenbacker preferred it to others.
Weweni

Pasadena, CA

#14 Jul 24, 2015

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