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Old 02-23-2014, 08:39 PM
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Default RV-9 down (FL), occupants are OK (2/23/14)

Both occupants are OK

Just saw local news clip that an rv9 out of Sanford landed 16 miles short of Sanford airport on their way back from marsh harbor Bahamas. New clip showed it upside down. So glad to hear they got out.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:59 PM
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http://m.wesh.com/news/2-hurt-in-mt-plymouth-plane-crash/24629950
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:44 PM
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Somethings wonky with your link for me, can't click through.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:47 PM
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Got it to work on this end, flipping the picture it does look like an RV-9A, N19VC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N19VC
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:22 AM
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I just got off the phone with a friend of mine. This plane was built and piloted by his Aunt's long-time boyfriend. According to him, they lost the engine and picked two other landing spots that didn't pan out before landing in the field. The plane flipped on impact. Both pilot and passenger are in the hospital but will be ok. It is my understanding the aircraft had an auto-conversion engine, but I do not know which one.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:31 AM
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looks like this plane

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft...000933727.html
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:44 AM
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...It is my understanding the aircraft had an auto-conversion engine, but I do not know which one.
From this page, I would safely guess it's an "E" engine.

P.S. I just looked at the linked page in Brian's post, and I'd say we know what kind of auto conversion engine it is.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:41 PM
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Default Good job aviating during an emergency

Glad to hear they are OK!!! I met V. C. recently at Venice beach. He introduced himself because he saw my Sanford airport badge. Real nice guy! Told me about his beautiful RV and that it took him 10 years to build. I remember him specifically telling me he had a Subaru engine on it. Like the rest of us, we are interested in what happened (if the engine quit as was mentioned earlier). Sounds like he flew the airplane and did not lose control. Go VC! Good job.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:21 PM
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I'm glad they are ok.
I am not glad the reporter stated the airplane landed upside down.
Came to rest maybe?
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:00 PM
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Talking Landing upside down?

Wow! If he landed upside down to save the wheel pants, he is a GREAT pilot!

Hope all is better soon.

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I'm glad they are ok.
I am not glad the reporter stated the airplane landed upside down.
Came to rest maybe?
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