Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

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Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by Brize » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:34 am

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"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."

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"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!"

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A little spray paint would have topped it off nicely. :wink:
Nothing shocks me anymore..
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Re: Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by frog » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:22 pm

Well without writing the registration on the duct tape, the flight would not have been legal ! Well done ! :D

How are you doing M. ?
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Re: Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by Benwa » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:47 pm

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=72316
The bear escaped but presumably suffered some gastrointestinal difficulties as it defecated several times in the area.
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Re: Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by Panama Jack » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:25 pm

Bears: Just say no to dope. :bear:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_dope

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Re: Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by looproll » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:11 pm

similar incident happened in northern Alberta with a Cherokee 6 years ago
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Re: Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by CD » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:44 am

Bear eats Cub - Warning Graphic

Sep-27-2009

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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Re: Bear eats plane - Never leave home without duct-tape

Post by twinpratts » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:38 am

That's AMAZING! :shock:
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I want to die like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming in terror like his passengers...

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