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Offline joeyb747

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Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« on: March 07, 2009, 08:14:21 PM »
I hadn't heard anything about this until it was on my homepage...truly tragic.  :cry:

Apparently, he was alone in a rented Cessna 172, and a civillian boat saw him crash into the water.

Link to short story below:

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090307/SoCal.Plane.Crash/



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Re: Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 08:41:12 PM »
Yeah, I knew one of these guys.  Was one of our F/Os.  Was out of training for a week before getting furloughed.

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Re: Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 08:50:21 PM »
Who was one of your F/Os? The pilot or people on the boat who saw it go down?

Story says the pilot was 71...kinda old to be a newly traind F/O... :?

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Re: Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 09:43:07 PM »
Oh dear, then we're not talking about the same lost socal plane.  Our union sent out an email to everyone stating that one of our furloughed pilots was involved in an airplane incident off the coast of Eureka, California.  The plane and the 2 on board have not been found.

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Re: Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 09:19:41 AM »
That is truly tragic as well.  :cry:

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Re: Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 11:28:37 AM »
wow, sad thread.

there is not much else i can say  :cry:

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Re: Search suspended for missing SoCal pilot
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 12:59:26 PM »
Agreed. I don't think they found the airplane. Story says just some debries and an oil slick. No Mayday from the pilot either. It may be some time before anyone knows what happened here, if ever.  :-(