BAD TRIP # 5
Fortunately it was not the winch pole that came down, and we were able to use the winch to lower the wreckage, & the fallen pole to the ground. The nose cone was made of spun aluminumand it took a 10 ton jack to straighten out the dent, and even then there was a permanent wrinkle. By the way we received absolutely no help from the prop crew in the tear down. This accident repeated 9 months later on Garden Bros. in Three Rivers, Quebec, and at 7:am Ian knocked on my door to tell me Frank Dailey & the crew were waiting to help tear down.