One Person Killed in Jekyll Island Pl...

One Person Killed in Jekyll Island Plane Crash

There are 12 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from May 4, 2008, titled One Person Killed in Jekyll Island Plane Crash. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

The Federal Aviation Administration says one person has been killed in a plane crash off the coast of Jekyll Island.

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retart

Somerville, NJ

#1 May 4, 2008
I think you mean Cozy, Its a canard, similar to a velocity or vari-eze, which was designed by Burt Rutan, the developer of "spaceship one", which made history recently by going in to space and returning back in one peice.

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Since: Nov 07

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#2 May 4, 2008
if you can build it at home..id be leary about flying it...

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#3 May 5, 2008
scott1 wrote:
if you can build it at home..id be leary about flying it...
mmhm, one of my cousins built his own airplane and it worked great until a gust of wind came up and slammed him into a tree.

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#4 May 5, 2008
Joe_ wrote:
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mmhm, one of my cousins built his own airplane and it worked great until a gust of wind came up and slammed him into a tree.
please god tell me someone got that on video!
tommy salami

United States

#5 May 5, 2008
look at steve fossett.................rich billionaire now................dead billionaire ..........let the big boys like boeing make the planes....and watch my words ol travolta will be the next one to go down ......hire a pro look at jkf jr

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Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#6 May 5, 2008
tommy salami wrote:
look at steve fossett..........rich billionaire now..........dead billionaire ..........let the big boys like boeing make the planes....and watch my words ol travolta will be the next one to go down ......hire a pro look at jkf jr
JFK,JR was a foolish soul who thought he had it all under his belt. He did not.
As for the other kooks who built planes at home....are clueless ....
However, I do think planes should be affordable for us folks to buy and learn to fly. I would.
tommy salami

United States

#7 May 5, 2008
nope then the terrorists would use them to fahk us over hell if i see a big kite i shoot it down

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#8 May 5, 2008
scott1 wrote:
<quoted text>please god tell me someone got that on video!
I don't think they did...but he built that plane from the ground up and took off from the field between his house and garage and was circling the property and there was an updraft or something and it knocked his ultralight into the woods behind the property. I'll ask if there is a video when I'm up there in August.

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#9 May 5, 2008
oh, i flew in that plane once-even though I didn't get six feet off the ground. I hated it. The engine was deafening.
Brandi

Jacksonville, FL

#11 May 5, 2008
There is a difference between an ultra-light, an experimental, and a factory airplane. Anyone can fly an ultra-light, even non-pilots. As a licensed pilot, I wouldn't be caught dead in one. However, that was not what this man was flying. He was in an experimental. Yes, they are usually home-built. Remeber, though...these people that build these planes are seasoned pilots & are doing everything themselves. Which means you know EXACTLY what has been done and when, unlike the factory airplanes. "Leave the building to the pro's?" I'd rather have someone who knows how to fly build my airplane than some no-name person on an assembly line. The man that died was a qualified pilot, with an FAA inspected airplane. Not crazy for building it, not irresponsible, nor a kook. Just a regular man (with an engineering degree) that had enough guts and intelligence to do what most people can't. Hence all the drisive and degrading remarks. Maybe give him the respect that a man deserves for putting his sweat into building something of this magnatude, and give some compassion & sympathy to the family & friends who know that it had nothing to do with the "experimental" part of the aircraft. Flying is inheriently dangerous and those of us that love the skies and have done our time take our chances each and every time and could only hope to go out that way.
tommy salami

United States

#12 May 5, 2008
brandi he is dead cause his shitty homemande plane took a dive .....my vote is for delta
teabow

Hortense, GA

#13 May 5, 2008
Brandi your right. Its silly to blame the airplane for crashing. The airplane isnt driving. The pilot most likely made a mistake. Sometimes that happens, even with the factory built planes. until the investigators descover the real cause of this crash people are just talkig BS.

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