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Old 11-13-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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An Aussie doctor had difficulty starting his aircraft.
It had a dead battery. So with ignition on, a little choke, and brakes OFF, he attempted to start the aircraft by swinging the prop [pretty standard procedure for prop job types . . . except the brakes].
It started OK. But since the brakes were off, the craft rolled away from him. At high taxi speed, its titanium blade spinning at 85% max RPM, it cleaned up about six light aircraft belonging to a local flying club before coming to a stop. This picture shows the last aircraft attacked by this runaway airplane [ haven't seen more even slices in a loaf of bread].
The damage was just under 2 million dollars [US].

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Old 11-13-2003, 06:46 PM   #2
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Looks like sliced cheese.
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I will have to dig through my pics and show you some that I took.
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A titanium prop? I think that doctor is overpaid.
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Night landing mishap. Landed going too fast and running off the runway.
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Actual Air Force Repair Orders (and their responses)

Squarks' are problems noted by US air force pilots and left for maintenance crews to fix before the next flight. Here are some actual maintenance complaints logged by those air force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.

(P) = Problem (*) = Solution


(P) Left inside main tyre almost need replacement.
(*) Almost replaced left inside main tyre.

(P) Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
(*) Auto-land not installed on the aircraft.

(P) Something loose in cockpit.
(*) Something tightened in cockpit.

(P) No. 2 propeller seeping prop fluid.
(*) No. 2 propeller seepage normal - No. 1, No. 3, and no. 4 propellers lack normal seepage.

(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
(*) Evidence removed.

(P) DME volume unbelievably loud.
(*) Volume set to more believable level.

(P) Dead bugs on windshield.
(*) Live bugs on order.

(P) Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200fpm decent.
(*) Cannot reproduce problems on ground.

(P) IFF inoperative.
(*) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
(*) That'* what they're there for.

(P) No. 3 engine missing.
(*) Engine found on right wing after brief search.

(P) Aircraft handles funny.
(*) Aircraft warned to straighten up, 'fly right, and be serious.

(P) Target Radar hums.
(*) Reprogrammed Target Radar with words.
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I can relate to those write-ups.
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An Aussie doctor had difficulty starting his aircraft.
It had a dead battery. So with ignition on, a little choke, and brakes OFF, he attempted to start the aircraft by swinging the prop [pretty standard procedure for prop job types . . . except the brakes].
It started OK. But since the brakes were off, the craft rolled away from him. At high taxi speed, its titanium blade spinning at 85% max RPM, it cleaned up about six light aircraft belonging to a local flying club before coming to a stop. This picture shows the last aircraft attacked by this runaway airplane [ haven't seen more even slices in a loaf of bread].
The damage was just under 2 million dollars [US].

wow looks like apaper shredder got a hold of it...
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A guy at work sent me a link that has 3 or 4 more pics of that plane, but I lost it. Had some other good plane stuff on it too...
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