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Old 01-23-2013, 04:59 PM
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Kirby Chambliss

Apparently Kirby suffered a flameout. Seems 'okay' though.


We wanted to let everyone know that Kirby is fine, he has some minor bruising and a few bumps from the incident. Kirby's engine quit low to the ground and he did the best he could with it after that.....we will keep you posted.
Thank you for your kind thoughts, it is very much appreciated!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:00 PM
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By Skip Stewart,

There is a lot of false information about Kirby out there. I was flying off his wing practicing a dual routine when it happened. So this is the correct information. We were flying a formation high alpha pass. At the end of the runway Kirby's engine quit. There was nowhere to land. He descended into a rocky ravine and crashed onto the side of a steep embankment. I was watching him the whole way. The plane crashed into small trees and flipped over. The airplane was badly damaged, but Kirby extracted himself and walked to a clearing. I had immediately called for the rescue helicopter and they were there very quickly. A testament to the readiness of the El Salvadorian military. Kirby is fine with superficial scrapes and bruises.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:02 PM
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glad hes' okay
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:03 PM
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Double post from skip
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:04 PM
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I heard about that earlier and saw Skip's FB post. Glad to hear he's OK. That could have been ugly.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:04 PM
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Sounds like a very scary situation. glad he is ok and well. but sorry for the loss of the plane too. i head it was pretty much totaled..
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:10 PM
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Glad he is OK for sure! Get him another plane so he can get back on that horse
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:15 PM
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Glad he is OK for sure! Get him another plane so he can get back on that horse
He's got a couple.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:22 PM
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Wow...really glad he's OK. High alpha + engine hiccup = landing - NOW!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:41 PM
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Somewhat related,

Didn't Kirby miss his first WC that he qualified for because of a forced landing that sprained/broke his ankle?

Kirby is a fine pilot and a gentleman; I'm glad he's okay.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:26 PM
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Found this surfing around.
http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota...6idcat%3D47654
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:13 AM
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He is extremely lucky

Avioneta aterriza de emergencia en Ilopango (1 min 21 sec)
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:18 AM
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Wow! That is scary!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:56 AM
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How'd he get out with it resting on the canopy?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:54 AM
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So glad he is OK. It will be interesting to see why the engine quit.
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