Fri, Apr 02, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I pulled back on the stick. I tried
to get him over the field. I held him as long as I could. He damn
near took my arm with him."
Source: Source: PT-17 owner Bill Allen, after
88-year old Joseph Frost committed suicide this week by jumping
from the aircraft's front seat. Frost, who suffered from an
inoperable brain tumor that was robbing him of his vision, died
when he hit some power lines, about a half-mile from Gillespie
Field in El Cajon (CA). The FAA and NTSB are investigating.
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