Tue, Jun 01, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The wreckage of the microlight is in
a large deep river with fast flowing silted water which makes it
near impossible to find and verify what went wrong. I write,
verify, because he called on the radio twice and said what was
wrong. At the time we were at 11,000 feet. He said that he had lost
his wing and was falling. Those messages have been haunting
Source: Web message from Ricky De Agrela, one
of two pilots taking part in the South Africa Freedom Flight, after
his partner, 34-year old Mike Honeyborne, was killed in China last
week. His Aerotrike apparently lost a wing at 11,000 feet and
plunged into a lake near the village of Milou. Honeyborne's remains
will be cremated this week, upon the arrival of his mother,
Jocelyn, from Capetown.
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