"During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, an absent minded chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane and a bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane."
"The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic. He patched the plane together and FLEW IT HOME!"
A little spray paint would have topped it off nicely.
Nothing shocks me anymore..
How are you doing M. ?
The bear escaped but presumably suffered some gastrointestinal difficulties as it defecated several times in the area.
standards are set too low."
-President Ronald Reagan
Bear eats Cub - Warning Graphic
There's been a story circulating the Internet for a few months now -- a tale about a pilot in Alaska who had to fly home on a wing, a prayer and a case of duct tape after his plane was mauled by a bear. Some say the bear was after fish. Some say he was just being a jerk. And some don't believe the story at all, chalking it up to Last Frontier fish tales and Internet hype.
Turns out, though, this online "myth" is grounded firmly in reality.
When bush pilot Luke Miller, 28, made an overnight stop at a friend's hunting lodge in Southwest Alaska earlier this year, he had no way to know that a large and very dedicated menace would, under cover of night, chew and claw his plane to shreds...
Complete story here...
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