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Good Grief! What Was This Pilot Smoking?

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Here are some links about the plane which flew with half of its wing missing!"A Dozy pilot flew his plane for two hours before he noticed that five-and-a-half feet of one wing had been torn off by a tree on take-off. The Irish pilot told investigators he thought he had been "struck by a little bird" on takeoff in his five-seater Cessna 210.But despite two of the three passengers being top flight engineers on their way to fix a Boeing 767, no one noticed that half the left wing, containing one fuel tank, was missing. The unnamed pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Jersey International Airport two hours later after he finally spotted the fuel gauge plummeting towards empty."http://www.avweb.com/newswire/11_34a/briefs/190422-1.htmlhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1466902/postshttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1741385,00.html

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Says a lot for the C-210. Don't know quite what else to add, other than "Wow!"-John

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>Says a lot for the C-210. Don't know quite what else to add,>other than "Wow!"Doesn't say too much about the pilot's "awareness" though...I can't imagine NOT noticing that the aircraft's port aileron wasn't "working"... *:-*

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