My friend and local IA spent 2 years totally rebuilding and restoring his first year of production C-172.
I had been flying with him this summer as he was working towards his license.
Then a couple nights ago during the big wind storm, his plane was hit by a car. Inside the airport area while it was tied down next to a hangar.
Talk about enough to make you barf. The cowling is smashed inward, one exhaust pipe has been shoved upward
and one landing gear leg was hit as well.
We know who did it, but I only have one side of the story so far. One that is not flattering for the car owner. But who knows..