Thursday, July 9, 2015

Preventable Accident


Very experience pilot and a senior game warden were shotgunning coyotes. No muzzle cage for the shotgun. Shot hit the lift strut. Neither survived.

Addendum. http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=125428 This is not what happened. The owner is correct but there were two fatalities. 

In 1969 I was flying another game warden doing the same thing. We installed a cage to contain the muzzle. Didn't stop the damn fool from shooting a tire. A bigger damn fool was on the stick but managed a safe landing with no further damage.

These pictures are circa 1967-68. Recently started converting slides to digital. Need better equipment/software than the $35 gizmo off Craigslist but it is a start and a learning process.

5 comments:

  1. OUCH... Muzzle control IS an issue... ALWAYS!

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  2. ALWAYS! And proper briefing of passengers, especially hard headed ones, is right behind.

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