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Idaho plane that crashed was dropping toilet paper
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 11, 2012

Posted on 09/11/2012 10:38:48 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho authorities say the pilot of an airplane flying over a Republican party gathering had been dropping rolls of toilet paper before it crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration says early indications are that the experimental airplane stalled or reached a speed and angle at which it lost its lift.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: dummies; id2012; oops; planecrash

1 posted on 09/11/2012 10:38:55 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

DUmmie down! DUmmie down! DUAC!DUAC!


2 posted on 09/11/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If its really a DU’er we could call it DU Farce One.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 10:41:37 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Talk about dumping...fuel!


4 posted on 09/11/2012 10:42:50 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Batman11
When it's your time to go, it is just your time to go.

At least the TP made the clean up easier...

5 posted on 09/11/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Read the story, he was one of two pilots performing at a Republican fundraiser...
6 posted on 09/11/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Humble and another pilot had been performing aerial tricks for the GOP fundraising event.”


7 posted on 09/11/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: GeronL

maybe an occutard hijacked a plane with pilot?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Speed was not involved. A wing stalls solely because its critical angle of attack was exceeded. If there is insufficient altitude from which to recover from the stall or a resulting spin, you crash.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 10:46:02 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: GeronL

No. According to the article, there were two planes doing aerial manuevers for the GOP gathering. The dead pilot apparently got distracted by the TP dropping and stalled without sufficient altitude to recover.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 10:46:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One of the things that is done at air shows is to drop a roll of toilet paper so that it unrolls leaving a long strip of paper.

Then the airplane tries to see how many times they can fly through the strip of paper.

The problem is that the airplane approaches stalls in the quick turns. In this case it looks like it did stall.

11 posted on 09/11/2012 10:47:22 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

MOSCOW, Idaho

How ironic.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 10:47:40 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: HerrBlucher; TurboZamboni

I thought for sure it was a leftist trying to interfere a GOP gathering.

Why would they TP themselves?


13 posted on 09/11/2012 10:48:12 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ExSES

Weird.

I assumed it was a leftist ... why TP your own event?


14 posted on 09/11/2012 10:49:57 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And so ends the sad saga of the craft known as TP1.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 10:50:59 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Only if the Occutard had been occupying and sleeping in the backseat


16 posted on 09/11/2012 10:51:16 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

17 posted on 09/11/2012 10:53:54 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: GeronL

Sheryl Crow wept.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 10:54:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; EveningStar
thxs, for the post....
Aviation and Aerospace ping

19 posted on 09/11/2012 10:54:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

KARMA.....
I believe in it.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 11:06:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ExSES

God bless them.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like he wiped out.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 11:18:47 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Instant Karma’s gonna get ya’...


23 posted on 09/11/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's more information. It doesn't state it, but it's not uncommon for a "Bombing Display" to be done by these planes, at a target, to see who can get the closest to the target.
Toilet paper rolls or 2 pound bags of flower are normally used for a "bomb".
However, no one has said that this was why the pilot was dropping rolls of toilet paper.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 11:26:18 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: TurboZamboni

lol


25 posted on 09/11/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My sympathies go out to his family.
I'm sure he was donating his time and money to raise funds for the GOP meeting.
26 posted on 09/11/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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27 posted on 09/11/2012 11:36:49 AM PDT by EveningStar
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Now I’m mad. If the pilot died the headline should not be about toilet paper.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 12:08:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
You ass/u/me WRONG!
Read comment #11. I believe William "Randy" Humble, 60, gave his life accidentally while flying his Lake Amphibian DA-4-550, at a fund raiser for the GOP.
30 posted on 09/11/2012 12:11:04 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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William "Randy" Humble, 60, had been flying a Lake Amphibian DA-4-550 performing an aerial show with another aircraft around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Why does it say, experimental on the edge of the wing when the float is down if it's a production plane?

Sympathies to the family and friends.

My brother is a GA pilot and I'm glad he doesn't fly anymore.

31 posted on 09/11/2012 12:16:57 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lx
If my memory serves me correctly, the experimental version is home built from plans.
Check out LAKE AIRCRAFT QUALITY AMPHIBIANS
32 posted on 09/11/2012 12:29:24 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Lx
Also read Technical Resources from the Lake Amphibian Flyers Club.
There's a lot of good links there, if you want more information.
33 posted on 09/11/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right in the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon your gonna be dead
34 posted on 09/11/2012 12:44:51 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Misleading headline alert!

I'm sure AP didn't do that on purpose. /s

35 posted on 09/11/2012 1:10:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Lx
I thought the same. But I found this:

"Experimental Certification. Built by Dale Schoepflin (highly experienced Lake maintenance and Lake flight instructor).

Aircraft was extended 12" forward of the rear seat. Other modifications include: 300 HP IO-550 Engine, with redesigned engine cowling and pylon; Retractable Wing Floats; Flaperons; Engine Manifold Cabin Heat; Extended large aft baggage area, and additional nose storage; Bi-fold Cargo/Passenger Door; Gear Doors; Landing lights in nose; Beefed up rear stabilizer, with Cessna style trim; Fuel Valve moved for easy pilot access.

Cruise at 155 MPH at 10,000 MSL; 145 MPH at 4,000 MSL (13 GPH at 2200 RPM /22"). Stall Speed, approximately 50 mph. Useful load, 942 lbs.

PRICE: Reduced to $190,000, Open to Offers!!"

36 posted on 09/11/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Yosemitest
Highly Modified Lake (without STC’s) rendering it into the Experimental Category.

I have seen it at Oshkosh, it was a beautiful plane. I would have loved to seen the performance specs or had a ride in it. Darn shame, prayers up for the pilot, I do not see how they did the drops with the clam shell windshield / doors...

37 posted on 09/11/2012 2:08:58 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Yosemitest

I know nothing about planes.

What is that structure on the top with the long,narrow windows in it?

.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 2:18:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears
It's the air intake and engine cowling.
An Amphibian aircraft has to have the propeller blades well above the water
and most have the propeller and engine on or above the main wing.
39 posted on 09/11/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: taildragger

Beats me. Some simply remove the pilot’s clam-shell door.


40 posted on 09/11/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

Thanks for the information.


41 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by Mears
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