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Old 07-05-2004, 11:06 PM   #11
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Just got done reading that CRAP .Again to your zone rep to get the real facts .

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Old 07-06-2004, 01:46 AM   #12
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I don't know and haven't heard anything about this accident until just now. I went to the threads listed above for another site and that was the first I heard of this. I can understand not releasing the family name or the location of this accident. But I can't help but think that some discussion of the details (not the gore) of this accident CAN help us all. I think if nothing else it will make people more aware of the dangers associated with flying model aircraft. Alot of people become complacent when they have been doing something for a very long time, model pilots included. Perhaps a little discussion would shock some of those pilots back to the reality that injuries do occur at the flying field and it is best to keep your guard up. I don't think that I'm being insensitive to the family or the injured pilot, maybe I am, but I don't think so. If someone reads the details and realizes that they are capable of serious injury should contact with another human being occur with their aircraft then perhaps they will be more diligent with their planes and equipment. I don't know if the cause for this accident has been determined, so I do not intend to lay any blame on anyone. But I for one will make sure that I do everything in my power to ensure my plane is not involved in an accident like this. This does not mean it will not happen but I will be sure that if it does I did everything I could have to prevent it before hand.

I also can't help but think if the pilot that was injured was able to give his opinion I wonder what his request would be? To try and shut everyone up and act like there is no reason to discuss the accident and thus not try to learn from it or would his opinion be to release the details and then try to learn from it. I know what mine would be but we can't know what his would be. All too often peoples reaction to a terrible accident is to not think about it, don't talk about it, maybe even try to deny or forget about it. The fact is the best way to deal with tragedy is to talk about it.

With all of my heart I wish the injured pilot and his family God's peace. I also wish the other people that were present during the accident the same. I know if I was there it would trouble me for a long time to come and my thoughts are with them as well.

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Ted, MAAC and the family have requested that we wait for the facts or a statement to be released. The latest info from MAAC you can get by contacting your Zone Director first. Itís not a lack of dissemination of facts but a control over the wild and silly speculations of some who think they are in the know. A prime example was at the Otterville fun fly when someone started a rumor that the injured man had passed on. Not only was it untrue but it greatly upset many of those in attendance who know the man. It took some time to clear the matter up but during that time think of the anguish of those who are close and personal friends of the pilot and his family.

If you read the posts on the other site you have to go no further than the post by Brit Brat. His first sentence sums up in a nut shell why this site takes the cautious approach "I have some (alleged) details." Boy talk about the old adage ďIf you havenít heard a good rumor by 10 am then start one.Ē

Take the feelings of everyone involved into consideration before you speculate or repeat what you think are the facts. Most likely they are not. Instead if you have any questions contact your Zone Director.

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Old 07-06-2004, 08:48 AM   #14
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Thanks Dennis...........that sums it up exactly.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:49 AM   #15
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The question I have.

If the ZD's have the information. Why can't it be posted here and shared with everyone?

It just seems odd that it's all a big hush-hush.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:11 AM   #16
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Look i'm not trying to be rude or anything but if it was you that had been injured wouldn't you want to wait until everything was settled and investigation was through. All of us our thinking of the well being of the fella and hope he is doing good but leave it alone until we get the whole story.
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Well put Greg.

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