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(SeattlePI)   Search for missing Idaho pilot spreads across wide area, possibly like the pilot himself   (seattlepi.com) divider line 26
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2012-05-30 02:57:58 PM  
The search is spreading wider than submitter's mom's legs
 
2012-05-30 02:59:00 PM  
disappointed there was sour cream and chives joke in there.
 
2012-05-30 03:04:46 PM  
I hope they find him, but if he went down in the forest, well..the odds are that the outlook is grim in finding him alive, or ever finding him at all. Trees do bad things to aircraft. He will probably be found by a hunter, or a boy scout, as often happens in situations like this.
 
2012-05-30 03:06:10 PM  
She says she had exchanged text messages with him during his return flight and his last message said he had "cleared the mountains."

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2012-05-30 03:09:23 PM  
A witness said he heard the engine spuddering.
 
2012-05-30 03:15:23 PM  
I hope subby gets shot down in flames for this headline.
 
2012-05-30 03:21:17 PM  
Said pilot is forming an elite outfit called "the Bearkillers" in preparation for a global apocalypse.
 
2012-05-30 03:26:45 PM  
Idaho real estate sure is attracting a lot of small planes, lately

I blame global warming, of course
 
2012-05-30 03:31:20 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: I hope they find him, but if he went down in the forest, well..the odds are that the outlook is grim in finding him alive, or ever finding him at all. Trees do bad things to aircraft. He will probably be found by a hunter, or a boy scout, as often happens in situations like this.


I have a friend who was a bush pilot in that area for a number of years. He chose his plane, a HelioCourier, specifically because of it's very low stall speed. His thinking was that, if he had to crash into trees, he wanted to do it at the lowest possible speed.
 
2012-05-30 03:39:05 PM  
i86.photobucket.com

For you subby
 
2012-05-30 03:42:07 PM  
"If there was only something he could have had that would have assisted him in getting back on the ground in the event of a failure of some sort..."

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2012-05-30 03:44:32 PM  

uncleacid: A witness said he heard the engine spuddering.


The engine was turning into potatoes, and someone heard that?
 
2012-05-30 03:47:15 PM  
So his plane got all mashed up, huh?
 
2012-05-30 04:06:22 PM  

ChipNASA: She says she had exchanged text messages with him during his return flight and his last message said he had "cleared the mount ---- CARRIER ---"




FTFY
 
2012-05-30 04:17:46 PM  

wambu: ChipNASA: She says she had exchanged text messages with him during his return flight and his last message said he had "cleared the mount ---- CARRIER ---"

FTFY


Some time ago, I read a book that was just summaries and cockpit voice recorder transcripts for airplane crashes. An alarming number of the transcripts read about like your comment. One of my personal favorites was, "Nonsense, the minimum in-flight altitude for this leg is----END OF RECORDING"

/I wondered if the book would be a good choice for in-flight reading.
 
2012-05-30 04:18:47 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: I hope they find him, but if he went down in the forest, well..the odds are that the outlook is grim in finding him alive, or ever finding him at all. Trees do bad things to aircraft. He will probably be found by a hunter bear, or a boy scout coyotes, as often happens in situations like this.


Fixed.
 
2012-05-30 04:30:22 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: uncleacid: A witness said he heard the engine spuddering.

The engine was turning into potatoes, and someone heard that?


fail
 
2012-05-30 04:32:19 PM  

ChipNASA: She says she had exchanged text messages with him during his return flight and his last message said he had "cleared the mountains."


Woops, meant to say ALMOST cleared the mountains.
 
2012-05-30 04:44:43 PM  
Yeah, they're gonna find this guy in like 50 years when they happen to clearcut the particular area of forest he's in. Otherwise he's fooked.
 
2012-05-30 04:58:12 PM  
I'm surprised that his last text message wasn't STENDEC.
 
2012-05-30 05:24:37 PM  
chopit: they're gonna find this guy in like 50 years

Remains to be seen.

/stolen from a TF headline.
 
2012-05-30 07:53:12 PM  
Yeah man, I'm all about the snarky, but with dude's daughter is graduating high school this weekend and all... seems a bit harsh. If we knew he had a fark tag we'd be showering him with positive comments, like some of the threads I'v seen in the past.

Dunno man, conflicted.
 
2012-05-30 07:55:41 PM  

OHDUDENESS: Yeah man, I'm all about the snarky, but with dude's daughter is graduating high school this weekend and all... seems a bit harsh. If we knew he had a fark tag we'd be showering him with positive comments, like some of the threads I'v seen in the past.

Dunno man, conflicted.


Holy fark that was one of the worst (grammatically) comments I've ever posted on Fark. Way to make a point.
 
2012-05-30 08:07:42 PM  
OHDUDENESS, your original comment was perfectly understandable.
 
2012-05-30 08:38:21 PM  
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2012-05-31 04:46:27 PM  
It's not likely that tree cover is going to greatly hinder this search. This is a large area, much of which is pretty wide-open and desert-like. However, there are many abrupt elevation changes.
 
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