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Re: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Click the picture for audio from FRG Tower on 231 landing

From: Vincent
Sent on: Friday, May 3, 2013 10:40 PM
Didn't get to listen to the audio until just now...

Only reason he'd nose down in his landing would be if he had hit soft ground.

Time will tell what caused the prop (and engine) to fail... Whatever it was, glad he made it down safely.

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Joe Waldman <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm not buying that a pilot of his experience level did a nose down landing... even in an emergency. 
 
Besides... if his engine was seized...   "David Windmiller, who says he called for a mayday to Republic Airport after hearing vibration noises and within seconds the engine seized and came apart."   the prop would not have been spinning when he hit the ground.

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