Unbelievable Landing at Aspen This Morning (14 Jan 08)
So, at about 10:00 am this morning, tower rolls our emergency
equipment for a Piper Malibu on an eight mile final with "low oil
pressure and a possible oil leak". On short final, I hear the pilot
advise the tower that he'll make the runway, but that he has
virtually no forward visibility due to oil on the windscreen.
All of us looking out of our office windows see the aircraft roll out
long on the runway, and notice that the entire prop and spinner are
missing, since it all sheared off at the crankshaft, IN FLIGHT,
apparently at least eight miles from the airport.
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