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    Default Trouble on Seward Meridian

    Not sure what happened but can't be good! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380561147.561420.jpg

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    pilot is fine thankfully

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    A plane has crashed on Seward Meridian Parkway, near Wasilla, according to Troopers and the National Transportation Safety Board. It was reported at 8:30 a.m.

    NTSB spokesperson Clint Johnson says there were no injuries, but the plane, a PA-18 Supercub, suffered substantial damage. The uninjured pilot is believed to be the only person to have been on board.


    Megan Peters, spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers, says the crash happened near Image Audio, which is on Seward Meridian Parkway, between the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Bogard Road.
    Johnson, with the NTSB, says it appears the crash happened on takeoff. There is an airstrip in the area.
    Peters says the road was closed at the scene for over an hour, but crews have since cleared the highway
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    Hmmmmm ............... nice landing, but maybe just a tad hard . . . . . !

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    Perfect time to notice the need for a little new fabric work. End of moose hunting and snow not yet on the ground so recovery not so hard. First in line for annual with a little additional work as I see it. If nothing hurt other than some metal and fabric on big deal.
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    I think I would insist on a spinal MRI after that one...
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    Ouch. Glad he walked away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boneguy View Post
    Perfect time to notice the need for a little new fabric work. End of moose hunting and snow not yet on the ground so recovery not so hard. First in line for annual with a little additional work as I see it. If nothing hurt other than some metal and fabric on big deal.
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    Looking at the photos from the ADN (http://www.adn.com/2013/09/30/310320...-meridian.html#), it looks like he has a bit of work ahead of him to get that thing airborn again. Good thing it is just damage to the plane and not more for sure.

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    He obviously hit very hard...Folded the wings down. Wonder what the wt & bal looks like to the FAA/NTSB? That is going to be a major mofo to repair.

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    They're blaming frost on the wings? I have my doubts about that but anything's possible. Glad he's okay.

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    I'm going with over loaded. Glad he was able to go home to his family.
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    +1 to to the last two...frost seems unlikely to have an impact like this...unless the plane is really operating heavy...but what do I know...

    Seems weird though that he would be picking up another person and camping gear and already be heavy enough for load to be a factor. Still scratching my head, doesn't make sense.
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    Cool humid weather. Sub-freezing nights. I'd be suspicious of the fuel system. But that's just speculation.

    The news says the wife saw the whole thing. Must've been scary for her. I like the part about him walking home to hug the kids.

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    Looks roughly like a few of my crashes........So I'll abstain from judgments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Looks roughly like a few of my crashes........So I'll abstain from judgments.
    Probably the wiser course. I will be interested to see the NTSB factual, but I often wonder whether they really get at the real factor in a case where the plane is quickly moved.
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    If he took off from Greens strip over by Mud Lake... He managed to make it about 770 yards, So about 30-40 seconds of flying...
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    Is this the cub that takes off and lands on Country Field Circle, just north of PWH and east of Seward Meridian?
    Last edited by Roscoe; 10-01-2013 at 22:44. Reason: correct typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Pid View Post
    They're blaming frost on the wings? I have my doubts about that but anything's possible. Glad he's okay.
    Frost on the wings certainly didn't cause THAT landing !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Is this the cub that takes off and lands on Country Field Circle, just north of PWH and east of Seward Meridian?
    That is where he lives.

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    Wow check out how bad the tail spring and tail wheel were compressed... It looks like it wrinkled the rudder as well.
    Makes my back hurt just looking....
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