Pilot’s Post # 1,967

Got this from a co-worker who knows I fly.  Don’t know if it is true or not, but it is an interesting story, and someone had the pictures to back it up!!!

During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane. And a bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane.

 

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The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic. He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME!

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5 Responses to “Pilot’s Post # 1,967”

  1. Joe Adams Says:

    Plane shouldn’t be able to fly to fast that if the tape was done well it couldn’t hold it all together. I however would have walked out.

  2. SteveC Says:

    Pilot is damned lucky the bear didn’t take the gun from the case on the side of the plane and wait for him to return! 🙂

  3. On A Wing & A Whim Says:

    Before I moved to the Lower 48 last fall, he had the PO box kitty-cornered to mine. He didn’t leave food in his plane – smarter guy than that.

    The Alaska Dispatch has the story: http://alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/news/3370-an-appetite-for-revenge

  4. Pilot’s Post # 1,967 – Update: « Curtis Lowe Says:

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