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  • Bob Barrows LSA accident yesterday

    Yesterday arriving to a grass strip near Wilmington NC to visit his daughter, Bob hit a wire on approach. His daughter is a nurse and was at the airport when it happened. His LSA went in nose first. You can search for the pictures.

    Bob has a broken leg and broken foot, and was in surgery last night. And is bruised up. I heard the extent of his injuries late last night after surgery but no updates yet today.

    Some of the BH community nearby are offering to go get his LSA and take it home. One lesson learned is that the steel tube structure Bob designs in his planes - is a really good thing. An aluminum airplane would not have protected Bob as well.

    I will post more info when I hear about how he is doing. Mark

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    Thanks for letting us know, Mark. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bob!
    ​Christopher Owens, EAA #808438
    Project "Expedition"
    Bearhawk 4-Place Scratch Built, Plans #991
    Bearhawk Patrol Scratch Built, Plans #P313
    Germantown, Wisconsin, USA

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    • #3
      Great that Bob isn't hurt worse than he is. The news video looks like it was a really ugly crash.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the update, best wishes to Bob and family. Glad he is relatively ok.

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        • #5
          Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and family.
          Jim Parker
          Farmersville, TX (NE of Dallas)
          Patrol Quick-Build Serial # P312

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          • #6
            Wishing Bob a fast and full recovery.

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            • #7
              A hard way to validate the design but it worked as intended and the pilot survived.

              Best wishes for a speedy recovery Bob!
              Dave Bottita The Desert Bearhawk
              Project Plans #1299
              N1208 reserved www.facebook.com/desertbearhawk/

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              • #8
                Here, Here. To a speedy recovery.

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                • #9
                  Wishing Bob a speedy recovery.

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                  • #10
                    quick recovery, Bob

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                    • #11
                      Glad to hear he's OK.
                      Phil Schaefer
                      Patrol #073
                      Working on Spars

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                      • #12
                        Thoughts, Prayers and a speedy recovery Bob!

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                        • #13
                          I am happy he survived, now we just need a speedy recovery.

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                          • #14
                            Best wishes to Bob for a speedy recovery!

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                            • #15
                              I just saw this online. Sure glad to hear that Bob will be up and running soon. Get well soon Bob.

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