Kitfox Aircraft Stick and Rudder Stein Air Grove Aircraft TCW Technologies Dynon Avionics AeroLED MGL Avionics Leading Edge Airfoils Desser CPS Parts EarthX Batteries
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 50

Thread: Trent's friend Nick crashed

  1. #21

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    mi
    Posts
    53

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    How Can I Help Nick ?? Get well soon brother

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    USA, ID
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Not much left of that plane! Wow. Amazing he survived. Prayers

  3. #23
    Senior Member jrevens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Arvada, CO
    Posts
    1,371

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Quote Originally Posted by PropWash View Post
    Not much left of that plane! Wow. Amazing he survived. Prayers

    I might be wrong, but I think some of that damage was due to the "Jaws of Life" being used to get him out.


    Not really much of a comparable situation, but I knew a guy who flipped over on landing (with a Thorp T-18). He and a passenger were OK, but they couldn't get out (sliding canopy), and as soon as the rescue people got there they immediately attacked the airplane with "The Jaws", despite the pilot yelling and pleading with them to just get a couple of people to lift the tail up so they could get out. They completely destroyed the airplane, which had relatively minor damage before the "rescue". I'm sure this was probably a much different situation, and he was lucky to be rescued as quickly and the way that he was. Having been saved once myself, I'm very appreciative of the job that firemen, emt's, emergency rooms, police etc. do.
    John Evens
    Arvada, CO
    Kitfox SS7 N27JE

  4. #24
    Super Moderator Av8r3400's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Merrill, WI
    Posts
    2,746

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    I've seen this before. The rescue crews need to get the fuel (wings) cut off and away from the cabin to do their work.

    The "jaws" do this efficiently and quickly.


    Thoughts and prayers to Nikk, his family and friends. He has a long road ahead...
    Av8r3400
    Kitfox Model IV
    The Mangy Fox
    912UL 105hp Zipper
    YouTube Videos

  5. #25

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Titusville, Florida
    Posts
    167

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. We're all thinking about you, Nikk.

  6. #26
    Rooster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Stutterheim, South Africa
    Posts
    136

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Thank you Jesus that you are going to be alright, Nikk!
    We love your guys and girl's attitude to enjoying life and doing so with loads of gratitude!
    I will continue to pray for your complete recovery and for you all to not be set back in your flying.
    You guys are a testimony as to how one should enjoy the gifts that God has given us.
    You are all making a difference!
    Be strong and keep it up!


    Reid
    South Africa

  7. #27
    Rodney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hugo, Oklahoma
    Posts
    178

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Truely lots of prayers for a complete recovery

    Would it be appropriate for us as a Kitfox family to set up
    some way to make donations to his family???

    This is certainly a serious incident and I would like to help them out
    but not sure where to send help to

    Prayerfully
    Rodney

  8. #28

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Glad to see Nikk survived and is recovering. Best wishes to him.

    Looking at the damage in the photos, makes me think wearing a flight helmet probably isn't a bad idea in these small airplanes.

  9. #29
    Senior Member Esser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Posts
    1,962

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    I've been thinking about a helmet for a while and Nikk's accident has solidified this idea. I'm now in the market for one.
    ------------------
    Josh Esser
    Flying SS7
    Rotax 914iS
    AirMaster Prop

    Edmonton, AB, CWL3

  10. #30
    Senior Member colospace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Littleton, CO
    Posts
    305

    Default Re: Trent's friend Nick crashed

    Yikes!! Prayers for your recovery Nikk.
    Being real near the end of my build, I hope you at some point feel up to sharing what happened, but first things first. Get better!
    - Gary
    S7 SuperSport Tri-gear
    w/Rotax 912, Oratex, Dynon
    (still building)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •