T-6 down off Florida?

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Re: T-6 down off Florida?

Post by into the blue » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:37 am

The Coast Guard dispatched a 25-foot rescue boat and a rescue helicopter, both with crews, to respond to the crash.
Oh, really?
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Re: T-6 down off Florida?

Post by robbreid » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:05 am

Pilot was Dr. Evan Zeiger a neurosurgeon who did his Fellowship - Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Cerebrovascular Research, 1980-81; Cerebrovascular Surgery, 1981.

North American SNJ-6 Texan N46LF was flying in a formation of five aircraft, when it crashed into the ocean killing the pilot and passenger.

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Re: T-6 down off Florida?

Post by linecrew » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:38 pm

cpl_atc wrote:Looks like they're talking about one of the original T-6s, not to be confused with the Texan.
The North American T-6 is actually called the Texan. It was called the Harvard in the UK and Canada. Did you mean the Piltaus/Beech/Raytheon Texan II? The "II" part pays homage to the original Texan trainer...which is also why Canada Calls them Harvard IIs.
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Re: T-6 down off Florida?

Post by No Conflict » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:43 am

into the blue wrote:
The Coast Guard dispatched a 25-foot rescue boat and a rescue helicopter, both with crews, to respond to the crash.
I'm glad they did not send an empty Helicopter and boat.... stupid media....

Edited after reading links, sympathies and condolences everyone involved.
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Re: T-6 down off Florida?

Post by mbav8r » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:51 am

If you read the articles with the links above, you would know that the bodies of the male pilot and female passenger were recovered in 50 feet of water. Condolences to all affected by this.
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