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  • Bear Chews up Plane, Duct Tape to the Rescue

    Posted on January 6th, 2010 Lee Devlin No comments

    I am amazed at the resourcefulness of Alaskans. During a private “fly-in” fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane. And a bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane, a Piper Super Cub.

    The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic. He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME!

    Click on any image below for a higher resolution version.

    bear damaged plane

    How would you like to come back from a day of fishing to find this?

    bear damaged plane

    The bear destroyed a plane… all for some bait fish…

    And a few tasty tires…

    duct tape repair on plane

    Looking good!

    plane duct tape repair job
    Good enough to fly…

    I like the way he ‘kept it legal’ with the tail number written by hand on the duct tape. You have to click on the image to get a bigger view and squint to see the tail number written over the duct tape, N9368D.

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