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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.07.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's 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 thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day

"The pilot did make contact with the air tower, with the control tower and told them that he was having difficulty breathing."

Source: North Las Vegas Fire Department Capt. Jim Wittmer Thursday, in an interview with KLAS-TV News, after a Propject Commander pilot began suffering what ended up as a fatal heart attack. In spite of the complexity of the twin turboprop, in spite of the fact he hadn't flown anything but gliders -- and that, 25 years ago -- one of the two unnamed passengers on board was able to bring the aircraft to a rough landing short of the strip at North Las Vegas.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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