??? Thank you to all who called the house to inquire about my safety on hearing of this mishap.? I appreciate your thoughts.? Fortunately, it was not my Sundowner and me but a Sierra and her new owner.? Bob Wright,?owner/pilot, and the individual in the seat behind him, suffered serious injury and both were "Airflighted" to Pensacola.? The other two passengers were taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and released.? The mishap is under investigation.
???? Bob recently purchased the Sierra and flew her in to Ruckel around mid-July.? I don't know Bob except to have introduced myself and invite him to join the Beech Aero Club.? That was on the evening he flew in.? Our field can be tricky regardless of what you fly in and out; bound on four sides by tall pines that block the wind and hold the humidity along with the restriction of only landing to the South and taking off to the north.? There is plenty of runway for a properly configured aircraft; W&B and takeoff technique compatible with the daily condition.? I was not there so can not venture the combination of events that placed Bob and his passengers in their situation.
? ? I know I now regret not offering to fly with him around the area to familiarize him with the airport and his aircraft getting in and out of the strip.? But since he is many years my senior, I assumed he was another retired Air Force pilot who has more time flying around the area than I have time in a chow line and my Baby Beech experience wouldn't amount to beans to him.?? Assumptions....
??? Pray for their safe recoveries.
Blue Skies,
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