Check out the video of a Stinson 108 going into the trees. It is a testament to the toughness of the Stinson that everyone walked away from the crash. By looking at the wreckage you would think they all should have died. I bet they wished they had installed shoulder harnesses though. It raises a lot of questions also. The main one is why the pilot continued the flight when the engine was not making the power it should. Maybe he intended to cruise the tree tops?
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