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Twin engine plane crash on busy street!!

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Originally posted by Berts112 in march of 2007:

 

We got this call Friday night. All we where told was that a plane had crashed!


We responded with the tater,9055,landoll,and two rollbacks
for debris. This is what we found upon arrival!

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After we where released by N.T.S.B. I looked the plane over and decided that the best way to lift it would be to crossstrap it under the passenger compartment, making an x with two 20' 4" straps.

While Dan set up the tater, The crew and I want to work rigging!

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We made an initial lift of about 3' to test the integrity of the fuselage. This also allowed us to stretch the control cable to the right engine so we could cut it free.

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Once all the center straps where settled in, I had Dan Set it back down. I then ran a strap and roundsling from the hook to the propshaft on the left engine. This balanced it so it would come straight up since the left wing and engine where still intact.

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we then used pull ropes to rotate it for placement on the landoll.

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My brother Ryan then backed under it with the Landoll and Dan Gently set her on.

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He then swung back over and grabbed the loose engine!

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The crew James, Brian and Jedd strapped her dow for transport to a hanger.

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We left all the rigging in place because we where going to unload it inside the hanger.

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Since we where a "little" wide the locale p.d. shut down the road for the entire route to the airport. I went ahead to the airport to check out the off load area.

One little set back. The Gate was too narrow to bring it through. We had Ryan pull all the way to the gate. I set up the 9055 on the otherside of the gate. my boom over the fence and grabbed the tail. I lifted it high enough to clear the fence. I held itand both Ryan and I pulled forward together until clear.

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Once inside the hanger we re lifted it then pulled the Landoll out.

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They wanted it in the far corner so Dan pulled the tater out and I hooked it with the 9055 and set it back in the corner.

Thanks for looking. Stay safe!!

P.S. Have you ever seen this many firemen before?

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Don't take life so seriously cuz you'll never get out of it alive!!

 

bigtow00 said:

Did they survive? If they did they crashed in a good spot. Right in front of a hospital. Good lookin' Tater!
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Berts112 said:
No i'm sorry to say both pilots where killed. That is actully a gym owned by the hospital!
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ATP03 said:
Soory about the pilotrs. Heck of a job under those conditions. Thanks for sharing . all the best to you and your crew

Tony P
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BigWheelRecovery said:
Garry very nice job, unfortunately I found the hardest part is yet to come, that's trying to get paid from the insurance company.
 
Planes are not like car or trucks they all end up in a hanger an out of your control, an the insurance company will find some low life to go sneak it off to there holding yard out of state with out paying you for your services, Sounds lousy but it;s happened to us.
 
I hope you don't have to go through all the the legal expenses in getting paid that were going through.
Also tow 411 will probably remove your post even though you object in writing,that's called censorship.
Not trying to bust you bubble just be ware, BOB
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Berts112 said:
Yes we are aware of the insurance issue. I'm sure it's gonna be a pain. But what where we gonna do say no?
 
And why would it be pulled?
Note: There is nothing in this post that wasn't all over Chicago news, and local news papers?
 
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BigWheelRecovery said:
Garry same with us an tow 411 pulled it. hope it turns out well you did a nice job. BOB
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DrHook541 said:
There is a big difference between an insurance payment issue and a federal investigation.

Bob, your post is still intact and if you can provide Ron with an assurance the investigation is clear, your post can be reopened in a public forum.
We do not censor posts without reason. Legalities are usually the biggest reason for censoring. Self-protection (ours and yours) is a high priority.

Garry ... a job well done. I do hope the insurance company pays you well.
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