June 12, 2012
The fiberglass wheel pant on the left landing gear has broken loose as can be seen on the plane flown by Bill Fowler, Jamestown, on a slow flyover for a visible damage assessment. The plane had a short time earlier struck the ground too hard during a landing attempt as a wind gust caused a sudden drop in altitude. Pilot is fine and landing gear repairable.
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Because of the vortex of wind on Saturday, June 9, there was a little more excitement than usual, especially for Bill Fowler, Jamestown, at the third annual fly-in of the CalMo Flying Club Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 429.