Crashed Amphi

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by "Cap''n" John, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. "Cap''n" John
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    I am surprised nobody else has asked...
    Are they OK?
    What happened?
    Whose car is that?


    John
     
  2. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">John


    It was I, CptCrnch56@aol.com. This happened in 1973 while I was alone in the
    vehicle. An 83 yr. old male driver cut right in front of me while I was
    traveling 50 mph.



    I had one heck of a headache for a few days buy other than that everything
    else went well.



    Frank (Connecticut)</font>
     
  3. "Cap''n" John
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    > It was I, CptCrnch56@a... This happened in 1973 while I was alone
    in the
    > vehicle. An 83 yr. old male driver cut right in front of me while I
    was
    > traveling 50 mph.
    >
    > I had one heck of a headache for a few days buy other than that
    everything
    > else went well.
    >
    > Frank (Connecticut)

    WHEW! It sure looked like it should have turned out worse than that.
    I'll but you've heard that a couple of times! Did ya get her fixed?
    Do you still have her?

    I've been in a couple of rollovers. My '92 Ford Ranger "fell over"
    one January 1st (nuff said) on my own private property. I was also in
    a Cessna 172 (6/25/78) when we ran out of fuel on our way back from
    Angel Falls (Venezuela) we made a perfect 4 or 5 point landing, took
    out a barb wire fence ending upside down. All walked away with ruined
    underwear and a few scratches.

    John
     
  4. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    Re: Re: Crashed Amphi

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">John, Sounds like we are good at landings. (Anyone that you can walk away
    from is a Good landing.)



    I landed a Float plane on a local lake and as it was March a real strong tail
    wind picked the tail of the plane up and over. The water was cold and I had a
    tough time getting out underwater. Both the plane and I only got wet. Sure
    must have looked Stupid sitting on the bottom of the pontoon waiting for the
    locals to come to my rescue.





    Amphi has a new windshield frame I welded in from a parts car I (*ouch* ) cut
    up. Who knew back then. Straightened the rear fins and awaiting paint and a
    new top that I have had in the box for ......too long.



    Frank</font>
     
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