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pants on fire...
26th Mar 2002, 20:34
From the FAA preliminary reports! . .26 March 2002.. .. ."Aircraft passenger accidentally discharged his shotgun while coyote hunting and shot the right wing of the aircraft, the aircraft subsequently crashed, and the 2 POB sustained serious injuries. Glasgow, Montana.". .. .Wishing a complete and speedy recovery to both occupants.

Send Clowns
26th Mar 2002, 20:48
They'll be disappointed. Since they survived they won't be eligible for a Darwin Award.

26th Mar 2002, 20:53
When is open season for Piper Cubs?

26th Mar 2002, 20:53
SC, There's usually an honoury Darwin award given to someone who would have got the award if he'd succeeded in ending his life - they may be eligable for this.. .. .FFF. .----------

Kalium Chloride
26th Mar 2002, 23:47
How do you hunt coyotes from a Piper Cub? Strafe them? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />

27th Mar 2002, 00:34
Actually I'm amazed they took a shotgun as the weapon of choice here for a lot of people is some sort of automated rifle thingy. In that case, they'd have done enough damage to that Piper Cub to be this weeks winners of the Darwin Award for eliminating dickheads from the gene pool.

27th Mar 2002, 05:19
I once heard a story that an F104 in a dive fired it's cannons, accelerated in the dive, overtook the rounds then slowed down and got shot down by itself. I don't even know if that's possible.

27th Mar 2002, 05:20
Sounds like something from a Roadrunner cartoon.. .. .Beep beep!

Moritz Suter
27th Mar 2002, 05:35
Hope the Coyotes dined like Kings on the carcasses of those stinkard curs who saught to murder such excellent little beasts from the air, and with guns. . .. .PUTRID!

27th Mar 2002, 05:41
If this is true , and it happened in Montana I bet he shot the left wing. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> . .. .A F104 did shoot itself down as far as I know. As i remember it was done by none other than the Chief Pilot of Lougheed , Fish Salmon.. . . . <small>[ 27 March 2002, 01:47: Message edited by: polzin ]</small>

27th Mar 2002, 23:05
Shure Rollingthunder. The procedure you describe was bread and butter on F-104. The way seniority worked: bullet got you = next one in line one slot up. Bullet missed = kept your slot! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> . .. .Just for the record Polzin: . .At that time Lockheed chief test pilot was Tony Le Vier, who flew maiden flight XF-104 on 4th march 1954 still using a J-65 engine(10500 lbs thrust only). Some weeks later testpilot Herman Salmon nickname"Fish" launched second XF-104 into the sky. In April 1955, Salmon tested the 6 barrel revolving gatling gun M 61 which exploded and he had to eject. He did not shoot himself down .. .Regards. . . . <small>[ 27 March 2002, 19:39: Message edited by: Captain104 ]</small>