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Old 10-19-2010, 01:28 PM
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Default Another very sad accident

I have not seen this until today. Keith Newcomer of Arcata, CA and his son Christopher have been confirmed fatalities in a crash Saturday near Macon GA.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:13 PM
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Sorry to hear about this.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:44 PM
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Unhappy RIP --

...a sad event.

The newspaper article covered the homebuilt aspect well, which is a change.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:54 PM
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Default This is at my home field

It appears that there were witnesses to this accident and folks had chatted with the accident victims prior to the flight. Hopefully this will aid in the investigation of what happened.
My symphathies to the family. It is hard to see this kind of thing happen.

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:05 PM
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Very sad!!!

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Old 10-19-2010, 08:01 PM
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Very condolences to the family.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:55 PM
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A very unfortunate accident indeed! Curious as to its cause.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:37 PM
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Default Some Details

Keith and a few other people had just returned from a fuel run. Several aircraft had participated. An eyewitness said Keith and Christopher (his son) departed Monticello Airstrip downhill and (4000 feet) and climbed. The aircraft made a left turn and did not recover. There was no pain for either person. That I can assure you. The aircraft was bright yellow with white stripes and other vinyl decorations. His Daughter picked out the first paint scheme, his son the second. He loved life and will be missed dearly. It was my pleasure to know him since 2005. He was a very unique individual and proud to be who he was.

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:01 AM
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Default Yes, it hurts....

...since the airplane was flown down to me and I too, flew "Flower child".

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:00 AM
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Praying for the family. We're very sorry.
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