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.

Sincerely
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
runway.

Jim P

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

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974
----- 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



Guys,

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

Phil's Amar Demuth prop seperated the airplane at 9500'. About
75%
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
plane
took out about 160' of fence then went inverted after contacting
the
runway, the canard seperated and the canopy busted loose as they
were
sliding upside down. It is totaled, I believe. They both escaped
and
no fire was seen.

Had the accident happened 30 minutes earlier it would have been
a
different story. They were direct from Wenover, UT to Southern
Cal
when this happened, (very treacherous territory). They are both
very
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
met
Phil last
Friday at the homebuilt showcase fly-by flight briefing at
OSH. I
took a
couple of pictures of Phil and his plane right before the fly-
by.
One in
the staging area and one while sitting on the runway right
before
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.

Jeff
Dragonfly N41GK

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]On
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
report
that both Phil and his wife are doing well and are staying in
the
hospital
for observation but may get to go home tomorrow. I spoke to
the
nurse in
the ER who gave me this info. I told her to give our best
wishes to
both of
them.

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974

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