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Old 11-02-2013, 07:34 AM   #1976
Ungeneer to broked stuff.
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Damascus, MD
Oddometer: 2,860

Secondary accidents are common during recovery. One of our crews burned out an airliner years ago when picking it up off a runway. Turns out that an engine had been hiding in a fuel tank, so plenty of fuel and sparks when starting to move the big plane on the concrete.

I was doing a turboprop job in Ireland two(?) years ago and after this photo we were moving it on pavement. It was windy as hell on the south coast of Ireland - something like 30-35 kts when we were trying to manhandle this big kite into a certain spot.

(Me with no helmet in blue jacket.)

One of the local crane guys got his fingers between a prop blade and the pavement a few feet away from me. The prop tips stayed attached; a couple of his tips didn't.

Yup, shit happens.
Super Tenere & WR250R, AMA, IBA
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