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Old 16th Aug 2015, 11:20
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Stanwell
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
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Age: 71
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This wasn't a fatal or even a bent aircraft - but it very well could have been for someone..

A Richmond RAAF base airshow (1990,if I remember correctly) and a Piper Pawnee was on short finals after having towed a glider up for a display.
I thought, hmm, he's a bit keen to land on the piano keys, considering he's got the tow-line dangling.

Well, as he came across the perimeter road where there were hundreds of people making their way to the entrance gate, the end of the tow-line was only a few feet above the ground.

It didn't actually hit anybody but he took out the 3000 volt powerlines bordering the road.
This caused a bit of a fireworks display amongst the throng.

What's that saying about frightening the women and horses?
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