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Tom Charlton
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Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway
      02/21/16 12:13 PM

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Happens at little airports too...


Hi Jeff,
The image you attached reminds me of an incident long time ago. Perhaps 1968. I43 James A Rhodes Airport 5 miles SE of Jackson, Ohio. I was flying charter and instruction out of KPKB Parkersburg, WV. My boss had cut a deal with his old hometown over in Jackson, Ohio to provide services. So I would once a week fly a C-150 the 65 miles over to Jackson to provide flight instruction.

So anyhow, one day this Grumman G-I operated by the Purina Co. drops in and promptly drops through the new tarmac taxiway down to the axel.

Circus ensues.

Two local farm tractors (red) get chains’n ropes attached to each main gear leg. That’s one tractor per side. Now yer think’n they’re goin’a need to pull evenly on each side. Turns out they can’t. Yup the G-I front fuselage slides sideways into one of said red tractors. Luckily it barely scratched the airframe. It was buff out-able and in the end all was good cept for the trench in the tarmac<g>.

Regards,
Tom Charlton (oh yea, then there was the self proping incident/deal with an airknocker)

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* OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Mase Taylor 02/17/16 11:39 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Richard Duxbury (Dux)   02/18/16 03:42 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Jeff Hartmann CIC   02/19/16 08:29 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Tom Charlton   02/21/16 12:13 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Ralph Jones   02/21/16 01:38 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Tom Charlton   02/21/16 10:41 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/21/16 11:03 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Ken Korshin KMIA   02/19/16 07:58 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/18/16 06:13 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Ken Korshin KMIA   02/19/16 08:01 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/19/16 09:23 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/18/16 09:45 AM
. * * OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Ray Tackett   02/18/16 10:57 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Stephanie Belser   02/18/16 12:49 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Ralph Jones   02/18/16 01:06 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/18/16 02:07 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Tom Charlton   02/21/16 12:16 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Dave Siciliano (ADS)   02/18/16 03:22 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/18/16 12:07 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Anne Umphrey (KBED)   02/18/16 08:56 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/18/16 09:16 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Anne Umphrey (KBED)   02/19/16 09:07 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Gil Buettner [KAUW]   02/20/16 10:45 PM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/19/16 09:10 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Mase Taylor   02/18/16 10:47 AM
. * * Re: OOPS On Detroit Taxiway Randy Sohn   02/18/16 12:23 PM

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