It sure is great to hear from you, Al! Sounds like you took a hard hit, but also sounds like you have great spirit. I hope you are thinking about your next airplane; please keep us posted!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Albert Schmid" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 05:49:43 -0500

Greetings to all BAC members::
I have come from the hospital/rehab center and am now on the mend. You are
right, Mike, the "Mouse is a strong steed." Unfortunately, S/N 1252 is
The accident is still under investigation because we had just completed an
annual inspection which included changing the fuel selector value. The
original unit fail the test, too much torque and would not shut off. The
replacement was an overhauled until and it passed the test on the
subsequent run. (The engine was not damaged so they were able to put a new
prop on it and run it.)
We suspect the possiblity of carb ice, but I was using carb heat as I began
the approach to landing. The engine simply begin to lose power and I could
not get it going after switching tanks, boost pump on high and mixture rich.
They grow tall trees here in New England and they cushioned the fall.
I sustained a broken jaw, in five places, and a factured pelvis. The jaw is
the most uncomfortable thing right now. The pelvis will heal on its own
provided I don't crack it again.
I sincerely appreciate the concern of all of my fellow club members.

Al Schmid
N7631R s/n 1252
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Rellihan" <>
To: <>; "Kerry Muller" <>;
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:25 AM
Subject: [BAC-Mail] Re: [musketeermail] Musketeer down

Al Schmid is a BAC member who just joined on October 22. He has owned his
B23 for six years, based in KOQU. He holds ATP, Multi, Instrument ratings,
and has almost 27,000 hours, about 300 of them in Type. He was first
licensed in 1957. I sure hope that he is OK. Sounds like the airframe
strength served him in good stead.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kerry Muller" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 12:40:34 -0000

A '69 Beech Musketeer B23 went down in Connecticut yesterday a few
mile from Windham airport. The pilot, A. Schmid, 76, from Rhode
Island, was taken to a local hospital in fair condition. All the
report said was he lost control.
Kerry, 6629R

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