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

From: Henri D.
Sent on: Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:08 PM
Seems like Windmiller's prop was still windmilling :) as he dropped in for a hard landing between trucks causing it to hit the pavement on touchdown and disintegrate. He stopped his airplane in the grass just past the John St. exit southbound on 231.

From the Daily New:
"It was a hard, but safe, landing, said FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac. The plane did lose its propellers in the touchdown."


Henri

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On May 4, 2013, at 14:20, BILL CANNADY <[address removed]> wrote:

If the props were wood and the motor seized to a full stop the props would shear off. Look at how they all sheared at the same distance from the hub. The front nose is clean so I don't think he hit a berm or anything else.
 
Bill Cannady

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From: Joe Waldman <[address removed]>
Date: Friday, May 3,[masked]:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Click the picture for audio from FRG Tower on 231 landing
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> I'm not buying that a pilot of his experience level did a nose
> down landing... even in an emergency.
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> 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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vincent
> Sent: Friday, May 03,[masked]:42 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Click the picture
> for audio from FRG Tower on 231 landing
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> Not that surprising. Aerobatic aircraft like that use composite props
> which would shatter if they hit the ground. I'm guessing he nosed
> forward on landing and the blades struck the ground.
>
> Vince
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> Sent from my iPhone, pardon the fingerprints.
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