C-172 Ditches Off British Coast | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **
** Airborne 10.13.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.13.14 **

Mon, Oct 06, 2003

C-172 Ditches Off British Coast

Three Former SAR Pilots On Board

During World War Two, Bernard Maslin. Arthur Record and Dennis Stanley (right) devoted their lives to rescuing fighter, bomber and freighter crews off the coast of England. Saturday morning, the seasoned veterans were themselves rescued when their Cessna 172 ditched off the Isle of Scilly. Maslin, 79, is still hospitalized. Record and Stanley, both 82, were treated and released. Medical officials say Maslin will "be okay."

The BBC reports all three men are members of the Fleet Air Arm Squadron (FAAS) which meets once a month to go flying. Their Cessna was one of nine which took off from Land's End for a day out in the Isles of Scilly. The three men had earlier flown to Land's End from Gloucestershire.

The flying veterans were forced to ditch when their engine cut out at about 2,000 feet, six or seven miles from the islands (right). Engine out, they glided toward a fishing boat, the Semper Allegro, whose crew pulled them from the water. All three were airlifted by Royal Navy helicopter to a hospital at the Royal Naval Air Station in Culdrose. Maslin apparently swallowed a great deal of seawater when his Cessna went into the drink. That's why he was kept for observation, hospital officials said. But a hospital spokesman said of his condition: "He had had his breakfast this morning and was very cheerful."

FAAS Squadron Leader Michael Bonham-Couzens said both Record and Stanley showed up for a dinner at the Land's End Hotel Saturday night after they were released from hospital.

"Mr. Record did not have a scratch, but Mr. Stanley had his fingers heavily bandaged. They were both in sparkling form at the dinner and we were delighted to have them back in the fold of the squadron."

The Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into what caused the Cessna's engine to fail as it flew towards St Mary's.

FMI: www.aaib.dft.gov.uk

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emu>[...]

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC