SOME VERY BAD NEWS

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    If those of you in So Cal could keep me informed. With great saddness and shock I have to annouce that my father in law who was my best friend, mentor and flight instructor was killed today in an L-29 crash north of LA. Any news you guys hear, please feel free to post here or E mail me. Many thanks!!!

    Joe
     
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    #2 Soren, Jul 4, 2009
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    Very sad to hear that FLYBOYJ :(

    My condolences. I'll pray for you and your family.

    I hope you're with your family, can't do without them in times likes these.
     
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    Wow, terrible news! Best wishes from me!
     
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    I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
     
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    My condolences to you and your family FBJ
     
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    My sympathies and condolences to you. Very sad. Chin up mate.
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear this Flyboy, you and your family are in my thoughts.
     
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    Thanks guys - we're trying to hold the family together. Again you guys in SoCal, any news you might hear plaes let us know.
     
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    DAMN! Very sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to you and your family Joe.
     
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    My prayers are with you and your family, FLYBOYJ.
     
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    Terrible news Joe. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
     
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    Jesus Christ Joe, man Im so sorry for u and ur wifes loss.... Truly unbelievable brother... Please send our best regards to ur wife and her family Joe...

    Damn sorry to hear this kinda news, take care of urself...
     
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    Very sorry to hear of this FBJ. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Two people were killed Saturday afternoon when an old-style military plane that had flown over a local parade earlier in the day crashed in the Tehachapi area, igniting a grass fire that authorities said was quickly contained.

    One of the victims was the manager of the Tehachapi Municipal Airport, David Zweigle, age 42, said his sister-in-law, Kristi Zweigle.

    The other victim, the pilot, also worked at the airport and was experienced in flying, said Mike Nixon, owner of a Tehachapi business that restores vintage aircraft.

    Authorities did not release names of the people confirmed killed.

    The plane was believed to be a Czechoslovakian-built L-29 Delfin that took part in local festivities earlier in the day.

    The aircraft came to a stop in the 20000 block of Old Town Road , said Lt. J.R. Rodriguez of the county sheriff's department.

    "It looks like it exploded upon impact," he said.

    Nixon said the plane hit ground in a field about 1,000 feet from the road, then bounced or skidded onto asphalt.

    The crash was first reported at around 1:30 p.m..

    Firefighters were able to protect four or five nearby structures that had been threatened by the two- or three-acre grass fire, said Sean Collins, a public information officer with the county fire department.

    Tehachapi professional photographer Nick Smirnoff said the L-29 was among three that flew in a city-organized holiday parade Saturday.

    As in years past, he said, the planes flew over a parade route in celebration of the Fourth of July.

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating the crash.
     
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    Sorry Joe about your loss I've read much about your father in law in the years I have been here and and feel for you and also for aviation in general as he was an aviator par excellence
     
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    Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your loved ones.

    James
     
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    Prayin for you and yours, FBJ. :salute:
     
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    I hadn't heard anything about this until now.
    My condolences to the family.


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