Local pilot recalls experiences

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Bob Moore was just 300 feet above the ground as he approached Park Airport in Atlanta, Ga., when he sensed something was not quite right with the engine of the small Stinson 10A he was flying. Moore was just finishing giving a Marine captain his first flight lesson and had cleared the engine for landing when he heard a hesitation. He pushed in on the throttle, giving the plane some additional speed. Since the runway came to an end at the Chattahoochee River, Moore decided to pull up and circle around, not wanting to give the captain a scare on his first flight by having to stop short. As the plane rose to 400 or 500 feet above the pine forest, the engine suddenly stopped.


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