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Crash in Patterson, La....

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by cyriaque, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. cyriaque

    cyriaque Millennium Member

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    Two weeks ago. Took the life of my cousin's husband, Tom Allain, of Baton Rouge. It appears that the engines went out right after T.O. on the twin he was flying . He managed to steer it between two houses. It clipped a tree and exploded. He and my cousin met when she began to take flying lessons about 20 years ago right after I took her to a local GA. She later got her private certificate, with him as instructor, I believe. He was a good guy.
     
  2. Cross-X

    Cross-X CLM

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

    --Darius
     

  3. 40MIKE

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    In 1980, we lost a close friend in a TN ANG accident; he was flying a 1954 model C-130A. Nam vet, he had thousands of hours in type.

    Some mechanic had left the hinge pins out of the starboard wing. Sixteen feet of the leading edge peeled off at about 500 feet; everything went south, fast. Had three crewmembers with him.

    Bad, bad scene. We're still close to his wife and son.

    40MIKE
     
  4. M2 Carbine

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    I'm sorry for your and your cousin's loss.


    It's been said a lot in the past about pilots and it will be said a lot in the future.

    He died doing what he loved.

    RIP.
     
  5. GlocknAK

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    HIGH FLIGHT

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air ....

    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    Written by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. An American serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two.

    I am sorry for your loss. May he find blue skies and tailwinds...