- Jul 13, 2011
- Grantham, South East Queensland
- Kioti CK30 HST
Truly sorry to hear about the loss of your friend popgadget. A very sad time for you and his family.Good Morning.
I got a call while I was getting turned around in the Bahamas that an old friend and hangar neighbor crashed the plane that he built near my local airport. He was airlifted from the scene, but when I got home I learned that he didn’t survive. He was 79, and a Naval aviator, later retired from TWA. A superb pilot and a certificated aircraft mechanic. The plane that he built was pristine, a work of art. I have no idea what could have happened, there are reports of an inflight fire, but do detailed or accurate information yet.
I am still digesting the news, it’s not easy to process.