Heads Up! The Sky May Be Falling | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 03.23.17

Airborne
03.27.17

Airborne
03.28.17

Airborne
03.22.17

Airborne
03.23.17

Airborne 03.24.17

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 03.23.17

Airborne
03.27.17

Airborne
03.28.17

Airborne
03.22.17

Airborne
03.23.17

Airborne 03.24.17

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17

Thu, Sep 21, 2006

Heads Up! The Sky May Be Falling

...Or Was That A Towbar?

Eighty-two-year-old Mary Hornbrook of Auburn, WA went back inside her house Sunday to get a forgotten tool she needed to tend the plants on her porch. As she did, she heard a "boom" and the whole house shook.

"I wondered what it was and so I went out to look, and here was this thing sticking in the porch," Hornbrook said.

The "thing" in question was a 3-foot steel rod that had fallen through the roof of her porch -- and was now imbedded next to her plants!

The FAA says it was a wheel bar used to aid in the ground movement of helicopters. Someone apparently forgot to stow it before the helicopter departed Renton, WA a few minutes earlier.

The Schweizer 269C was on a training flight with a student an instructor aboard. Officials wouldn't say how they knew which aircraft the bar fell from.

Mary's husband Bill tells KOMO TV in Seattle that it's the craziest thing he's ever seen, and he's seen some crazy things in his 92 years.

For Mary's part, she's glad -- for a change -- her memory isn't what it used to be... as she isn't sure what would have happened if she hadn't forgotten that tool.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singa>[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.23.17: New Canada Drone Regs, 'Anti-Drone' Race, Tiny Whoop

Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives! The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carr>[...]

Airborne 03.24.17: GA v Privatization, FAA UAS $$$, Mexico Fines

Also: NASA Authorization, Av-Associations, Essential Air Services, Kite String, Rotax @SnF, Car v Plane, FAA Forecast With the need to authorize the FAA before September 30 of this>[...]

Klyde Morris (03.27.17)

Klyde Has A Sure-Fire Way Of Getting Attention... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.27.17)

“Our vision throughout the restoration project has been to share this historic warbird with the world by operating Doc as a flying museum to honor those who built, maintained>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC