Richard Bach's Plane Crash Recovery

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Dana

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He was flying a Searay amphibian, and clipped power lines.

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Any time I fly low in a place I don't know I look for powerlines like crazy. If you don't know the place, they are there. You may have the chance to see the poles, but you will never see the lines.
 

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Any time I fly low in a place I don't know I look for powerlines like crazy. If you don't know the place, they are there. You may have the chance to see the poles, but you will never see the lines.
Even when I was in ultralights, I tried to stay well above the level where there would be powerlines and avoided low approaches like the plague especially at airports I don't know well. Powerlines along with the unpredictable behavior (and the inherent difficulty in spotting; the myth of ) of birds and other GA pilots are some of the reasons I have developed a strong dislike for low altitude flying.

By the way, I happen to know one of Bach's sons in passing as I spoke to him after this crash. I will see if I can get either him or perhaps his father to join here and comment about the flight, the crash and the recovery.
 
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