Re: Update on Phil Lankford

French <LJFrench@...>

I am so sad to hear about Phil and Cherie but am relieved that the consequences were not worse. I met Phil for the first time just a few short days ago at Oshkosh and it was such a pleasure speaking with him. I wish the best for them in a speedy recovery.

Lynn French

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Dugas" <davedq2@...>
To: <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Re: Update on Phil Lankford

I'm so sorry to hear about Phil's accident. Dianna and I just spent a nice week at OSH with these wonderful people. I hope that they have a full recovery. Sincerely Dave and Dianna Dugas

Jim Patillo <logistics_engineering@...> wrote:
Prior post should have said "after contacting the ground" not the

Jim P

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Doug Humble" <hawkidoug@c...> wrote:
Thanks for the update Jim!

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
Omaha NE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Patillo" <logistics_engineering@m...>
To: <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:07 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Update on Phil Lankford


I talked with Phil about 30 minutes ago. He wanted me to let you
know both he and Cherie are OK but badly banged up, sore and
scratched. Phil has a busted sternum. Cherie is sleeping at
His brothers are with them. they are at Kern County Medical
near Bakersfield, CA.

Phil's Amar Demuth prop seperated the airplane at 9500'. About
was left when he shut the engine down. He set up for a glide
about 11
miles out but was about 30' short when he made contact. The
took out about 160' of fence then went inverted after contacting
runway, the canard seperated and the canopy busted loose as they
sliding upside down. It is totaled, I believe. They both escaped
no fire was seen.

Had the accident happened 30 minutes earlier it would have been
different story. They were direct from Wenover, UT to Southern
when this happened, (very treacherous territory). They are both
lucky and I for one will say another prayer for them both when I
finish this e-mail.

Jim Patillo

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Letempt, Jeffrey MR"
<jeffrey.letempt@u...> wrote:
I am so glad to hear that Phil and his wife are doing well. I
Phil last
Friday at the homebuilt showcase fly-by flight briefing at
took a
couple of pictures of Phil and his plane right before the fly-
One in
the staging area and one while sitting on the runway right
we took
off. He was #13 and I was #14 on the fly-by.

I posted 5 pictures of Phil's plane in the photos section in a
folder called
AirVenture 2005.

Dragonfly N41GK

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of
Doug Humble
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:25 AM
To: Q-List
Subject: [Q-LIST] Update on Phil Lankford

I called the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield CA and I'm
happy to
that both Phil and his wife are doing well and are staying in
for observation but may get to go home tomorrow. I spoke to
nurse in
the ER who gave me this info. I told her to give our best
wishes to
both of

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
Omaha NE

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