Amphicars can crash too.

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
But planes do a better job of making a mess.
Im in a rehab center in Toronto.
A common room with comp. is right next to my bed room so can come on each day..
I was out for a Fiday night spin with a few other pilots, we were on our way home when my engine Quite, (I was about 300 ft off the ground) so no time to find a good spot,Hit some trees, ripped wings of and nosed to ground!
took 1 1/2 hrs to get my broken body out of upsidedown plane then was Air lifted to Toronto, where my left leg brken femor was pinned an sclap sewn bak on..
rest of me looks ok.
but down time will be long
GORD SOUTER:003:
 
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parallax_ca

Guest
The other gord north of gord chiming in

But as all pilots say

A “good landing” is one you can walk away from, well I guess that was an
okay landing then (just adding some levity) J

If you need any help, let me know I am only ¾ hr away from you, not sure if
any other amphi people are

Thx

Gord





From: Canadian four amphs [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 11:10 AM
To: parallax@vianet.ca
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20195] Amphicars can crash too.



But planes do a better job of making a mess.
Im in a rehab center in Toronto.
A common room with comp. is right next to my bed room so can come on each
day..
I was out for a Fiday night spin with a few other pilots, we were on our way
home when my engine Quite, (I was about 300 ft off the ground) so no time to
find a good spot,Hit some trees, ripped wings of and nosed to ground!
took 1 1/2 hrs to get my broken body out of upsidedown plane then was Air
lifted to Toronto, where my left leg brken femor was pinned an sclap sewn
bak on..
rest of me looks ok.
but down time will be long
GORD SOUTER
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CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Gord,

As a plane crash survivor (1969 Cessna 172 went down 6/25/78) I can empathize with you! Crashing SUCKS! I walked away with some cuts and ruined underwear, but otherwise fine. Very scary to be sure. You are a good man and personally I am relieved that you will recover.

So from one rehab hospital to another... I hope your nurses are as hot as mine! :005:

PS - I just noticed the ad next to your posting was;

Crash Test - See For Yourself Ford Commitment to Safety in Each & Every Vehicle.


That's too funny, but in a good way!
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
Time is something I never have enought of,
In Hospital I have too much. Days go so slow, nights are worse.I looked threw the club Clasified and saw old prices from 2002-3
Whish I could but can,t sell for that anymore so need to get them removed..
Ouch, leg hursts sittin here thou so off I go.
GORD SOUTER
 
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Brian Faherty

Guest
Hi Gord
Brian and Marlene from Boston. Sorry to hear about your mishap. I still can not understand why people want to fly? Wouldn't you rather be swimming!!! Anyway, glad your bored in the hospital, that means your OK. We are all looking forward to having you back in the game. we need you safe and sound and enjoying Amphi's not airplanes.
Glad you are OK
Brian and Marlene

From: Canadian four amphs <>
Sent: Sat, 10/4/2008 9:54am
To: Brian Faherty <bfaherty@hinghamschools.com>
Subject: [BULK] RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20195] Re: Amphicars can crash too.

Time is something I never have enought of,

In Hospital I have too much. Days go so slow, nights are worse.I looked threw the club Clasified and saw old prices from 2002-3

Whish I could but can,t sell for that anymore so need to get them removed..

Ouch, leg hursts sittin here thou so off I go.

GORD SOUTER
 
Gord, Glad to hear you are OK.* I almost hit some trees in a Cessna 150 once, they just*seem to*jump out in front of you. I hope you have a quick recovery.
Larry
White 66 in Ohio*



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From: Canadian four amphs <>
To: larrydepasquale@yahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, October 4, 2008 9:54:41 AM
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20195] Re: Amphicars can crash too.


Time is something I never have enought of,
In Hospital I have too much. Days go so slow, nights are worse.I looked threw the club Clasified and saw old prices from 2002-3
Whish I could but can,t sell for that anymore so need to get them removed..
Ouch, leg hursts sittin here thou so off I go.
GORD SOUTER
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
Sitting in bed watchimg Airplane movies,, it not out of my blood yet.(Ba Ba Black Sheep) thats what started it in 1978...
BUt wont mis it eather,,, Amphicars aloads of fun,
A few loacal amphicar owenersw have droped by for vists already,
GORD>:002:
 

cigarman

Amphicar Expert
Gord,
Glad to see you doing some day to things like posting here. Get well... We are thinking of you down here..

John & Kay
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
Its been 4 weeks since the crash, at home for 2 weeks,Healing is making knee very stiff but I go to pool and hot tub and work it out.
head looks awful but not much pain more an itch.
Ron Trudeau arrived here last week and is leaving today, Friday.
He has helped me get the shop back in order, put boats away and together we put suspention back in a car I had on the Hoist. I could not have done anything without him here to help.Talk about a great friend, you just can,t beat a guy whom would come over 600 miles just to help a guy out who,s down,
UPDATE
I am trying to get off the drugs(perkistans) for pain,Tylinal do not help at all so I am am all mixed up right now, so be pacient with me if you call or email for parts, Im up/ DOWN ALL DAY AND NOT SLEEPING GOOD AT NIGHT
 

cigarman

Amphicar Expert
Hat's off to Ron! A great thing to do for Gord!!
Nice talking to both of you yesterday and glad you were able to get things back on track for the season.
Get well man...
Cigarman
 

antique459

New Member
I can only imagine the comic relief that Ron has provided. They say that
laughter is the best medicine and Ron knows how to make people laugh.

In a time where there has been much "mud" on the group, I am happy to read
that the virtues of good are displayed for the whole club to see.

Keith,
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I second the comments here. Ron is a sweetheart & I'm sure has helped take control & get Gord up & moving. Ina in the Boro
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I can only imagine the comic relief that Ron has provided. They say that
laughter is the best medicine and Ron knows how to make people laugh.

In a time where there has been much "mud" on the group, I am happy to read
that the virtues of good are displayed for the whole club to see.

Keith,
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63 red
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tazman

New Member
Gord, thrilled to hear you are back at home recuperating!!!!! Hats off
to Ron T. you are my hero and deserve
a free years subscription to the newsleteer for going above and beyond.
Nice job Uncle Ronny!!
Chuck
 
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