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    Default Couple of C-206s have a beach boo-boo.

    I know one of the pilots and he is a very good stick. http://www.ktva.com/two-planes-damag...D5_oU.facebook http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviat...-viewing-spot/
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    I have often thought of digging clams there but always chickened out because of only having 8.5 tires. Glad I did!
    Looks like the tide came in on the one before it could be freed, I feel for the owner.
    Did they get them out?

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    I have been in there with a Cub, but the thought of a nose wheel digging-in concerns me. They have been retrieved. The one that was partially in the tide water sustained more damage with being loaded onto a big landing craft with a fork-lift. It was a very nice plane.
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    I was over yesterday and saw them at the harbor in Homer,too bad. Someone said that the cable in the lifting yoke broke and it dropped with the wing coming down on the side of the landing craft. The red one doesn't look too bad at all.

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    Well that's truly a shame. Hope the owner is ok and moving on to a new chapter or a new bird. For me, that would probably have ended my flying. Private owners walk a thin line between what we want to do.... what we know what we should do. For me, clams are pretty cheap at FM compared to this..... but I still have the urge to slip in and dig'm and slip out before the tide! Crazy I guess.

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    Those were both part 135 Bear Viewing Flights.
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