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    Biplane Accident on I-80 in Wyoming

    This appears to be the biplane featured in the current issue of Sport Aviation:

    http://kutv.com/news/local/pilot-wal...anston-wyoming

    Fortunately, the pilot was not injured.

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    I just finished reading the article. What a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tralika View Post
    I just finished reading the article. What a shame.
    Yes, it's a shame, but the plane can be rebuilt. As least, I hope that it will be. More important is that pilot wasn't injured.

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    Very glad he wasn't hurt but that must be horribly discouraging. He put many years into creating a work of art. Hopefully, it's like you say and he will stay true to the name of the plane "Unfinished Business" and get it flying again. I get a strong impression from the article that the man is not a quitter.

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    When I try to look at that news report, the computer says this is a forbidden site. Could someone give a quick summary, pilot name, type plane, where based? thanks

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    Why do they always say it was a "Crash" ? He was making an emergency landing and there was an obstacle in the flight path ! Just like Harrison Ford, "crashed on the golf course". No he didn't, he made an emergency landing and walked away just like this guy ! Perhaps a bit more slowly !
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    Why do they always say it was a "Crash" ?
    Ever since Thomas Selfridge became the first person ever killed in an airplane accident, the media has called any airplane accident a "crash". For 110 years it's stuck. I suspect this will continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Greenwood View Post
    When I try to look at that news report, the computer says this is a forbidden site. Could someone give a quick summary, pilot name, type plane, where based? thanks
    It is the red biplane featured in the June 2018 issue of Sport Aviation, pg 64.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Greenwood View Post
    When I try to look at that news report, the computer says this is a forbidden site. Could someone give a quick summary, pilot name, type plane, where based? thanks
    Bill - it's probably your security settings as I'm having no problems accessing that article.

    I just did an internet search for "I-80 plane crash" and came up with several hits; here's another:

    https://uintacountyherald.com/articl...ash-along-i-80

    Try a search if this link (also) doesn't work for you.

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    Thanks Marty and CDS. Part of the problem is that I am not a computer guy, I don't know a gigabyte from a biplane. I can, however, fly old airplanes acceptably for 25 years since they have real gauges not tv screens. I dont knowingly have any security setting, much less the wrong one.
    I first tried to read the news clip above and got some message the it was not a secure site, yesterday. Today, however . it does read that ok. As the mystery superhero, old radio series, THE SHADOW, used to say, "Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? The shadow knows." I say who knows wher evil lurks in the bowels of computers and iphones and ipads. I recently enjoyed watching a lady with a Masters ask a 14 year old boy to fix her cell phone which he did quickly.

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