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Fri, Oct 03, 2003

Chuck Yeager Involved In Landing Mishap

Chuck Yeager, one of America's best-known, and possibly its most celebrated, pilot has been involved in a minor landing accident in a T-6, on Thursday.

While on his way to a public symposium and the dedication of a new airport community in Georgia, reports indicate that a crosswind landing went awry and Yeager's bird wound up in a ditch while taxiing in. There were no notable injuries to Yeager or his wife, the only persons on board. Yeager is said to have been "embarassed," and had a small "bump on his head" as a result of the warbird mishap. Damage to his aircraft was reported to be light and Yeager is still scheduled to be a guest speaker tonight (Friday) at the Rabun County Civic Center in Clayton, GA. In addition to this appearance (in association with an event promoted by Aviation Autographs, Yeager and a number of other aviation luminaries will be honored by having local streets named after them. Other notable aviator due to make an appreance at the events this week include Bud Anderson, Gunther Rall, Robin Olds, and 'Tex' Hill.

Yeager's incident, at the 'Heaven's Landing' airport, occurred just prior to the start of an event billed as "A Tribute To Aces," which was to be followed by the airport's Grand Opening on Saturday. Both those events are still scheduled, as planned.

Heaven's Landing is an up-scale airport development featuring a 5000' x50' paved concrete runway, designed to accommodate "all types" of private aircraft. Some 200 lots, averaging 1.5 acres, surround the new landing strip.

A combat veteran and accomplished test pilot, Yeager was brought to public prominence by Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff.' Yeager, of course, was the first pilot to exceed Mach One on Oct. 14, 1947, in the Bell X-1.

**   Report created 10/3/2003   Record 3   **

IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 28310        Make/Model: T6    Description: T-6, AT-6, BC-1, SNJ, TEXAN, HARVARD
  Date: 10/02/2003     Time: 1930 
  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: Minor     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
  City: CLAYTON                     State: GA   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AFTER LANDING AT HEAVEN'S LANDING (PVT), THE ACFT RAN OFF THE RUNWAY. CLAYTON, GA

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
# Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   1     Unk:   
# Pass:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   1     Unk:   
# Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
WEATHER: RELAYED AS SEVERE CLEAR                                                 

OTHER DATA
  Activity: Pleasure      Phase: Landing      Operation: General Aviation
  Departed: GA62      Dep Date:    Dep. Time:     
  Destination: UNKN     Flt Plan: NONE         Wx Briefing: N
  Last Radio Cont: NONE     Last Clearance: NONE
  FAA FSDO: COLLEGE PARK, GA  (SO11)   Entry date: 10/03/2003

FMI: www.heavenslanding.net, www.aviationautographs.com

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