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Harrison Ford's ride ?
Posted by Wirraway on Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:11 PM
My local webpage described the AC as a "WW2 Era fighter plane" Not from what I could see of the wreckage. Possibly a WW2 Trainer ? Anyone know what it is ? Hope HF comes out of it OK.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:12 PM

Folks next door are saying it is a PT-22.

I haven't seen any photos of the aircraft so I can't say if that is correctHmm

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Posted by Gordon D. King on Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:41 PM

It is a Ryan PT-22.  There are photos of it online now. News reports say the engine failed and he crash landed on a nearby golf course. I hope he is going to be okay. The latest story I just read said he is in moderate condition. I don't know what that means.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:44 PM

Looks like Star Wars filming will be delayed .... again! LOL!

More on the crash:

www.msn.com/.../ar-BBihP3m

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 6, 2015 11:21 AM

Well the lesson is, if you are going to crash your plane, do it at 2.20 pm on a Thursday afternoon, on a golf course.

You'll be immediately surrounded by doctors!

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, March 6, 2015 12:12 PM

Sounds like a 'rough' landing

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, March 6, 2015 12:21 PM

GMorrison

Well the lesson is, if you are going to crash your plane, do it at 2.20 pm on a Thursday afternoon, on a golf course.

You'll be immediately surrounded by doctors!

..........wonder how many lawyers..............?Hmm
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, March 6, 2015 12:23 PM

ygmodeler4

Sounds like a 'rough' landing

Probably trying to avoid the sand trap...................
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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 6, 2015 12:36 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Looks like Star Wars filming will be delayed .... again! LOL!

More on the crash:

www.msn.com/.../ar-BBihP3m

Sorry to disappoint you buddy, but they finished shooting in Nov, they are now in post production, so there should be no delays because of this. Big Smile

I'm glad to hear he will be alright. I have never heard of or seen  that aircraft before, I hope it can be fixed.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, March 6, 2015 1:42 PM

Pilots would not call that a "crash".  Actually, it was a successful "emergency landing" since he lived and avoided damaging anything or anyone on the ground.  He did a nice job in setting it up for that golf course!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:06 PM

Sprue-ce Goose

Folks next door are saying it is a PT-22.

I haven't seen any photos of the aircraft so I can't say if that is correctHmm

 

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Posted by roony on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:13 PM

A very close call.  Doubly tragic if we lost Hans Solo and Mr. Spock in the same week.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:15 PM

Ouch, I hope he is ok, I didn't think the plane was banged up that badly!  

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:25 PM

He's got some broken bones, pelvis, ankle, etc, according to local news reports. looks like he did okay to put it down in such tight confines on uneven ground

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:40 PM

So close, yet so far...

It's good to know it's now in post-production. What am I worried about for then???? LOL!

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Posted by Mij on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:48 PM

Between the modified YT1300 (Millennium Falcon for the layman) and PT-22 it seems Han Solo needs to subject his flying craft to better maintenance. Glad things didn't turn out worse.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 6, 2015 2:49 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

So close, yet so far...

It's good to know it's now in post-production. What am I worried about for then???? LOL!

who's worried?

 

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Posted by CN Spots on Friday, March 6, 2015 4:38 PM

"The Santa Monica Airport... You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

Considering how short the marks are in the ground, it looks like it came in pretty steep.  like he almost dropped it in there. Ouch!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 6, 2015 4:50 PM

That would be to clear the trees... He did damned good for such a tight spot

 

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Posted by iraqiwildman on Friday, March 6, 2015 4:58 PM

Looks like he hit and stopped in 20 feet. There is a video of the plane hitting the trees, but it is from farther way.

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Posted by qmiester on Friday, March 6, 2015 5:08 PM

At one time I believe that Testors produced a 1/48 kit of the PT-22

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM

The LG on the PT-22 is a nightmare.  Loosing the gear on that plane is probably pretty likely in a forced landing, and does tear up the plane a lot.

The only kit I know of for it is a Lindberg kit that isn't the best.  So I have started scale drawings for scratch building one.  My local CAF has one, almost identical to Ford's except the nose is bare metal rather than red. I love that plane- saw so many right after the war when they were dumped on the surplus market.  Seems like every peapatch airport had one or two, along with a PT-19 and maybe a Twin Beech.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:03 AM

I fondly remember the PT-19 control line model we had as kids. Made out here in California by Cox, back when every public park or ball field had a "no model airplane" sign.

It had the .049 engine, and really flew.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, March 7, 2015 2:01 PM

I just hope he sends someone back to replace his divot….luckily that appears to be the only damage done, except to his plane, unfortunately.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:43 PM

Two pages and nobody thought to say that the force was with him???Big SmileBig Smile

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Posted by CN Spots on Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:45 PM

Seems like it could've been with him a little more.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 8, 2015 12:09 AM

There was a disturbance...

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, March 8, 2015 1:14 PM

No mention about how the Princess is taking all this..........

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Posted by echolmberg on Monday, March 9, 2015 12:40 PM

I wonder if he made the golf course run in under 12 parsecs.

But seriously, he's an actor beloved by anyone who ever spent their youth seeing all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies in the theaters.  I was so glad to hear that he's going to be okay.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 9, 2015 12:46 PM

Apocalypse Now!

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