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    Quote Originally Posted by De Camara View Post
    This was posted at the WIX site.

    Is NOT my pic.

    Posted in WIX by Warbirdnerd

    I posted my reference to HIS pic in HIS thread at WIX
    FYI



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    For the record. It is not my picture I linked it from a Facebook page and I don't know who took it. Glad nobody was hurt and that the Hellcat will fly again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hm66sk View Post
    That was '89.
    I'm referring to Hoovers incident with the jet car support truck. Watched the whole thing unfold. I was so convinced it wasn't really happening that I didn't put the camcorder to my eye. Still kicking myself for that one.

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    I was out there today but missed the accident. I did hear later that 2 trucks were involved the Jetman truck and the roving fire truck Rover 2. I heard this from 2 sources but I do not know if it is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbirdnerd View Post
    For the record. It is not my picture I linked it from a Facebook page and I don't know who took it. Glad nobody was hurt and that the Hellcat will fly again.

    Cool

    Was just CMA

    Didn't wish to offend anyone incase.

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    Default Re: Hellcat into a truck?

    Yes he did manage to hit two trucks, I guess he dragged the horizontal down the side of the one vehicle and then hit the other with the prop.
    Jason
    Jason Schillereff

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    I am glad no one was hurt. It could have turned into a very tragic situation.

    Now the insurance adjusters will go to work.

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    I too am glad no one was injured!

    Not sure about the other truck but the black one is hurtn'. It appears that the prop is missing paint more than it's bent.

    From what I can tell the right horizontal stab is damaged and it may be an optical illusion but was the right leading edge of the wing damaged under the machine gun location???

    Don






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    Default Re: Hellcat into a truck?

    According to a buddy Reno 78 taxi accident was the original Precious Metal ( Not Thom's) with Whittington chopping up the Datsun.

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    At least they have a sense of humor about it:



    "Mutha was here"

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    Default Re: Hellcat into a truck?

    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    According to a buddy Reno 78 taxi accident was the original Precious Metal ( Not Thom's) with Whittington chopping up the Datsun.
    You are correct sir..........
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