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IDF_Raam
05-19-2006, 06:33 AM
If the date was April 1, I would have been suspeciues:
ERLIN (Reuters) - The glass cockpit cover of a vintage World War Two U.S. fighter P51 Mustang came off in midflight over Germany and destroyed a carry-out stand near the western German town of Muenster, police said Thursday.

No one was hurt when pieces of the glass covering of the single-propeller plane crashed into the roof of a house and demolished the takeaway stand Wednesday, police said. The debris missed hitting a woman by about one meter (yard).

But the British pilot of the plane, which had taken off from near London, carried on another 250 miles to his destination at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport without reporting the loss of the cockpit's glass cover.

"The pilot just kept on flying, apparently as if nothing had happened," a police spokesman in Muenster said.

Police said the bonnet-less plane, which was built in 1942 and is capable of flying 700 km/h, was found parked correctly at the International Air Show in Berlin but there was no trace of the pilot. The pilot is wanted for questioning, police said.

from: http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=odd...0_US-GERMANY-PLANE.x (http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2006-05-18T124126Z_01_L18145694_RTRUKOC_0_US-GERMANY-PLANE.x)

IDF_Raam
05-19-2006, 06:33 AM
If the date was April 1, I would have been suspeciues:
ERLIN (Reuters) - The glass cockpit cover of a vintage World War Two U.S. fighter P51 Mustang came off in midflight over Germany and destroyed a carry-out stand near the western German town of Muenster, police said Thursday.

No one was hurt when pieces of the glass covering of the single-propeller plane crashed into the roof of a house and demolished the takeaway stand Wednesday, police said. The debris missed hitting a woman by about one meter (yard).

But the British pilot of the plane, which had taken off from near London, carried on another 250 miles to his destination at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport without reporting the loss of the cockpit's glass cover.

"The pilot just kept on flying, apparently as if nothing had happened," a police spokesman in Muenster said.

Police said the bonnet-less plane, which was built in 1942 and is capable of flying 700 km/h, was found parked correctly at the International Air Show in Berlin but there was no trace of the pilot. The pilot is wanted for questioning, police said.

from: http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=odd...0_US-GERMANY-PLANE.x (http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2006-05-18T124126Z_01_L18145694_RTRUKOC_0_US-GERMANY-PLANE.x)

Capt.LoneRanger
05-19-2006, 07:16 AM
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