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Homeless Man Steals N82096 @ KFDK and Crashes It, then Flees


#1

Story:

wusa9.com/news/breaking/stor … &catid=158

FA Photos:

flightaware.com/photos/aircraft/N82096

Other Photos:

concord977.smugmug.com/search/in … 86&x=0&y=0


#2

I wonder how long until this hits the mainstream news?


#3

Yeah, Cubs are easy to fly but impossible to taxi! :laughing:


#4

Amen brother!!


#5

For Sale:
One slightly damaged PA-18-150.

I put 18 in bold because the FA picture calls it a 28. A mistake I see quite a bit on for sale ads too.

I didn’t think it was to bad to taxi, after all I never hit any runway lights…8)

John in Saudi


#6

Not sure why external images are failing to appear here when linked with “img” or “img src” tags. So here are the direct links:

Aircraft resting on its prop:
fredericknewspost.com/photos … _large.jpg

Person allegely involved in the incident:
fredericknewspost.com/photos … 2large.jpg


#7

He sure “stuck” that one… :laughing:


#8

Wow, just wow…


#9

:laughing: I would say thats an “Awshit” moment.


#10

I’m sure AOPA is thrilled this happened at their home airport. The center of the “Airport Watch” program.


#11

Works for me.


#12

Managed not to go all the way over, but there is an engine teardown in the insurance companies future. bummer.

John in Saudi


#13

:open_mouth: Guys could that be?..no it cant be!! Its Meek!!! He’s back!! :laughing: :laughing:


#14

No, no, no. That’s not MeekRN. But he did date that guy in high school!


#15

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


#16

i thought the same thing. i figured that’s what did this guy in…unable to control the tailwheel. i sent this story to my grandpa for his opinion and he had some interesting insight. i thought you guys might enjoy reading his thoughts. he’s in his 80’s and doesn’t fly anymore, but he emails and surfs the net like a pro…a pretty cool dude 8)

“I trained in an Aeronca Champion. I didn’t have any problem with control. Maybe the Cub was different. I flew a four place Stinson and another four place plane and several other kinds but don’t think I had any problem keeping the airplane on the runway. Maybe the guy is lucky that he didn’t get the plane in the air. Landing them is a bit trickier than taking off. When I landed the first time the instructor accused me of trying to pull something. He said no one could land that good if they had not had prior instruction. I had been studying and reading about flying for months. He yelled at me for landing too good!”


#17

The same soaring club uses these aircraft as tugs:

flightaware.com/photos/view/2692 … 53de9b1a61

flightaware.com/photos/view/2692 … f66a1060bd

If either of these had been stolen instead of the cub, I think the results could have been even worse.


#18

Sounds like Charlie Kulp!!! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: Even looks like him, kinda! :laughing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R6j9ZBFndk