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Tennessee police search for man ejected from plane
FOX NEWS ^ | 03/30/13 | FOX

Posted on 03/30/2013 8:48:50 AM PDT by Doogle

Edited on 03/30/2013 8:51:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Authorities in southeastern Tennessee are searching for a man who was thrown from an experimental aircraft while he was learning to fly from an instructor.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that police in Collegedale and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on Friday were searching the ground for the man, who has not been identified.


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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 03/30/2013 8:49:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Wait a minute. Didn’t we just see this on Justified?


3 posted on 03/30/2013 8:49:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle

I wonder if he learned to”Fly”?


4 posted on 03/30/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: cripplecreek
Please explain your post. Most of us don't have a clue what you're referring to.

Leni

5 posted on 03/30/2013 8:51:08 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cripplecreek

..he didn’t buckle up


6 posted on 03/30/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
The trainee pilot had his cellphone on him when he was thrown from the plane

Wonder if he had time to call 911?

7 posted on 03/30/2013 8:52:11 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Doogle

Did they call his cellphone?


8 posted on 03/30/2013 8:52:31 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

their trying to use the GPS app.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 8:53:28 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MinuteGal

This season on Justified started with a man thrown out of a plane over Tennessee.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 8:53:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle

I worked with a guy who was also a flight instructor on the side. I (nervously) declined. I later read about a non-fatal accident involving him and a student pilot at a local airport. About 30 years later, he was arrested after arranging to fly to another airport in Massachusetts (Norwood) to meet an underage girl for sex. His wife and son were shown on TV at his arraignment. I felt sorry for them.

Be careful whom you fly with.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 8:58:53 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Doogle
learning to fly from an instructor well he flew from the instructor all right, just not sure how much he learned...
12 posted on 03/30/2013 9:00:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ASA Vet

9

1

SPLAT!

“We’re sorry. Your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please check your directory and try the call. Thank you.”


13 posted on 03/30/2013 9:02:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Chode
My first flight lesson was "Avoid the edges of the sky, rocks live in clouds, and hit the softest, cheapest thing around, going as slowly as possible."

That and preflight.

/johnny

14 posted on 03/30/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Doogle

I’m guessing this man committed suicide.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 9:05:15 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

..a coworker of mine shortly after he told me about his ill fated solo flight from PA, asked me if I wanna come up with him...I told him I didn’t even wanna push his rented plane on the ground, he never asked again....*smiles*


16 posted on 03/30/2013 9:05:26 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Chode

I’ll bet he learned not to do that again!


17 posted on 03/30/2013 9:05:26 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: cripplecreek
Thanks. Interesting observation.

Leni

18 posted on 03/30/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TomGuy
LOL! I can never remember the number to 911, but my lawyer... he's on speed-dial.

/johnny

19 posted on 03/30/2013 9:07:27 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bryan24

no indications yet.....


20 posted on 03/30/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Great - another freedom under attack.

Now there will be a made rush to outlaw throwing people out of airplanes.


21 posted on 03/30/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Doogle

The sentence implies that someone on the plane with him threw him off. It should read, “Man falls from plane.”


22 posted on 03/30/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Doogle

“What’s this button do?”

Seriously though, sad. Maybe by some miracle he survived.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 9:15:12 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Doogle

“Can you hear me now?”


24 posted on 03/30/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Doogle

Paging DB Cooper.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 9:16:02 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Colorado Doug

I’ll bet he doesn’t have the guts to do it again....


26 posted on 03/30/2013 9:17:32 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: cripplecreek
Drew Thompson?

*snort* We LOVE that show!

27 posted on 03/30/2013 9:17:47 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: autumnraine

I just saw they found the body in Bradley County..


28 posted on 03/30/2013 9:19:47 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Doogle

Always, always, always wear your seatbelt. My flight instructor checked mine every time we got in the plane. And the canopy just flew off? I suspect there is more to this story.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 9:20:21 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: SuziQ

The line about “That’s some bad ass sh*t” just cracked me up.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 9:22:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MinuteGal
Part of this season's "Justified" series was ripped from the headlines:

Dead parachutist identified as former narc' turned drug dealer

31 posted on 03/30/2013 9:23:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: pnz1

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/3/29/247767/Body-Of-Pilot-In-Training-Who-Fell-From.aspx


32 posted on 03/30/2013 9:23:42 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Iron Munro
"Now there will be a made rush to outlaw throwing people out of airplanes."

"...and then the Texan says, 'Remember the Alamo!' and chucks out the Mexican!" - An American Werewolf in London

33 posted on 03/30/2013 9:29:11 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Doogle

Here is some of him!

And here is some more of him!

And another piece here!

34 posted on 03/30/2013 9:29:57 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Doogle

Is it customary to pay in advance for flying lessons ?


35 posted on 03/30/2013 9:30:55 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: cripplecreek

I did marketing materials for several LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) manufacturers or importers, and was bartering with one of them to get licensed when the economy blew all to heck in 2008. Many of them are fine little airplanes, very stable, very solid, no problems at all, to the point that some are actually preferred for flight instruction.

The one I’ve flown many times is the Allegro 2000 from FantasyAir, and one of the primary markets was just that. It’s based upon a Czech design and was originally imported from there but is now made in USA. Very affordable as such things go, $60k or so well equipped and ready to fly or at least it was when I was pursuing it.

This Zodiac 610 is unfamiliar to me. Good looking plane, but the lexan “bubble” canopy appears to have been the culprit in this tragedy, it blew off in midflight and the trainee was not buckled in. From a quick search, it’s a Light Sport Kit meaning it was purchased as a kit, not a finished plane.

Somebody’s facing a lawsuit, imho.


36 posted on 03/30/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TomGuy
“We’re sorry. Your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please check your directory and try the call. Thank you.”

Press 1 for English - press 2 for Spanish.

37 posted on 03/30/2013 9:37:31 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: MinuteGal
"Justified" is one of the best written series on TV at the moment. It follows the travails of the US Marshall Raylan Givens as he vainly attempts to impose some order in Harlan County KY. The crime writer Elmore Leonard is the driving force behind the series and he has a trade paperback out now titled _Raylan_. Justified is more than worth the time. Regards,


38 posted on 03/30/2013 9:45:29 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
absolutely!!!
39 posted on 03/30/2013 9:50:10 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Colorado Doug
yeah, i guess it was a learning experience at that...
40 posted on 03/30/2013 9:50:59 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
Would not surprise me if we eventually find out the instructor decided to demo a roll or some other inverted maneuver.

The trainee without his seat belt on hit the canopy and away he and the bubble top went.

41 posted on 03/30/2013 9:52:56 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: ASA Vet
Wonder if he had time to call 911?

Just saw a show on the tube yesterday, where a woman had driven her car into the river and as it was sinking she called 911.

The advice given to viewers - when you are in a sinking car, get outta there asap. Don't depend on having an air pocket, there may not be one or if there is, in your disoriented state you may never find it, also, you cannot open a car door when it's completely submerged, try to lower a window, which probably will not work either.

They showed a punch device available for less than $10, that will break a window easily.

42 posted on 03/30/2013 9:59:45 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: sjmjax
Would not surprise me if we eventually find out the instructor decided to demo a roll or some other inverted maneuver.

The trainee without his seat belt on hit the canopy and away he and the bubble top went.


Certainly could have happened that way.

But, what instructor would let the pilot fly with an unfastened seat belt?

43 posted on 03/30/2013 9:59:50 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: MtBaldy

“I suspect there is more to this story.”

I own a Zenith 601, and the crew sits very deep in the airframe, like a sportscar. It takes a good deal of effort to get out, having to lift yourself up and back from the seats, and get your legs out from under the instrument panel. Even without a seat belt, it would be really hard to “get thrown” from the airplane under normal flight.

The news report says the canopy “came off”, but the photo shows the canopy attached as normal via the front pivot bolts. Should the canopy become unlatched in flight, it will rotate up due to aerodynamic lift, but it won’t come off.

The only way someone could accidentally fall out would be if they were unrestrained by the lap and shoulder belts, and the canopy was unlatched, and the aircraft was encountering negative G loads or inverted.

The instructor needs to tell us what really occurred during that flight.

And we need to remember that there’s nothing funny about falling to your death, I’m amazed by some of the comments here.


44 posted on 03/30/2013 10:04:37 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Thanks for the synopsis. I shall be sure to tune it in.

Good to hear from you. Long time no sea !

Leni (aka "Bahama Mama")

45 posted on 03/30/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Graybeard58
They showed a punch device available for less than $10,

That device is called a spring punch. They are always within reach in my shop anywhere near a machine tool.

They work great for punch starting drill holes.

They also work great for breaking windows.

I trained my daughters to have one with them in the center console...

Recently, my younger daughter 'splained that a .40 does a great job on a window as well, and it's multi-purpose.

Yeah... she's the one that scored expert with grenades. Loud boom=good in her book. Go figure. I raised practical children. ;)

/johnny

46 posted on 03/30/2013 10:08:08 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Doogle

A gun is like a parachute.

If you NEED one and don’t have one...

You are likely to never need one again.


47 posted on 03/30/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: Doogle

I thought about posting this but I cannot imagine the hell this guy suffered. My goodness, what a way to go home.


48 posted on 03/30/2013 10:17:59 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Graybeard58
I was a firefigher/EMT for many years. I had one of those punches in my turnout coat. Wonder what happened to it?

I'd tell you what it is about senility that I hate, if I could just remember what it is.

49 posted on 03/30/2013 10:18:24 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My very first instructor put it simply, “Don’t hit ANYTHING! Just land it on the wheels where you’re supposed to.”


50 posted on 03/30/2013 10:24:11 AM PDT by jughandle
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