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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:29 PM
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I was one of the tow pilots at the Mickey Sullivan aerotow where Pats plane went in. I was walking to the hangar to get fuel for my towplane and watched Pats wing depart the airframe. I had a side view of it and the nose dropped slightly and even before the fuse became level , the wing came off. From the view I had, the plane was not moving very fast at all. I know the plane was going faster than it looked , but there was no abrupt elevator movement, the wing just came off and the rest is history. After looking at the wing construction, Im suprised it survived the tow.
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