Fri, Nov 19, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The aircraft was on short final
approach to the runway when the pilot was reportedly stung on the
right side of his abdomen by a wasp which had made its way under
the loosely fitting T-shirt that he was wearing. He touched down
late as a result of struggling to dislodge the insect. He then
attempted a go-around, but failed to clear the hedge at the far end
of the runway."
Source: British Department of Transport report
on the crash of a GA aircraft in Wales last week. The pilot walked
away unhurt -- except for that little sting on his torso.
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