Plane crash, yep small plane crash and lived to tell about it. Buddy's dad owned a plane,worked for IBM and flew all over in it for them.Was ask if I wanted to fly to Atlantic city for the day.Said sure so we flew out of capital city airport to Atlantic city for the day. On the way back over Lancaster,Pa motor shuts off. I am in the back seat buddy and his dad in the front.They start checking icing and all sorts of motor problems. I can see the fuel gauge and it reads empty. I say we are out of fuel,they tell me to shut up they are trying to figure out what is wrong. His dad says don't worry we can land this plane anywhere.
Again I say how is the fuel they say we filled up before we left. So they can't get the problem fixed so start to look for place to land. He picks a field,as we approach we notice a fence,he pulls back just in time to bounce hard off ground to miss fence and tears off right side landing gear. He drops it in the field and with only one landing gear wing drops and we spin down through the field to a stop. What a ride. So we get out to a line of cars parked along the road,rubber neckers.I tell him to check the fuel,he jumps up on the wing,now sm planes have 4 fuel tanks to keep them balanced,with a switch between the front seats. Three tanks full one tank empty,just what I said,they were so embarrassed. Plane was a total loss,with one lanlanding gear ripped off the other jammed through the wing.
There are still things worth dying for and 1 of those things is freedom.
I love Geese