johnm Posted November 26, 2008 Share Posted November 26, 2008 CESSNA 180 - MOTOR MISSING On that theme that any plane could loose a motor - the following appears on page 202 of 'The Topdressors' - NZ ag pilots So the story goes ........ 1958 - C 180's were then good workhorses (there were problems with the propellor hubs) Mr Ecberg just had the engineer check an engine vibration and the engineer said 'fly it' Pilot flew it away to work - after some time motor then left plane - cut half of one wing strut and slashed tyre - you might see bent leg from landing - in grainny picture Pilot said plane went into a vertical snap roll - he cracked his helmet on inside of cabin - with full flap he landed it ! So the story goes ........ pilot was a man of few words, he rang the engineer to inform him the motor was missing - have you checked the plugs ? was the reply - it took some time for the engineer to realise the motor was in fact .... 'missing' Attached Thumbnails Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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