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.
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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.
> 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
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> Subject: Re: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Click the picture
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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.
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