Thu, Sep 21, 2006
...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
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
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.
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