Alonjar: A distress call from Mr Porter shortly after 1pm (AEST) today was picked up by a Nine Network helicopter pilot.Mr Porter said he was having difficulty positioning himself and wanted assistance, the Nine pilot said.I think this is more a lesson in why you dont let 70 year olds fly planes... or drive cars, for that matter.
Deathfrogg: This particular model is rare, specifically because so many of them have crashed and the rest were scrapped. DeHaviland made really shiatty aircraft. The manufacturer has the highest rate of "catastrophic structural failures" of any other aircraft manufacturer in history.
Deathfrogg: DeHaviland made really shiatty aircraft.
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: They were trying to fly in a model airplane? I think I found the problem.
Deathfrogg: DeHaviland made really shiatty aircraft. The manufacturer has the highest rate of "catastrophic structural failures" of any other aircraft manufacturer in history.
MelGoesOnTour: Article was difficult to read.
harbingerofdoom: perhaps one of the most poorly written articles i have seen in a very long time
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