Re: 727 cruising altitude
Date: May 26, 2004 02:21AM
>On an unrelated note, does anyone remember the f27 prop incident at LYH
>in the 1960's. A ramp agent injured and saved by another, possibly station
>manager. I don't recall all the details. (LYH-Lynchburg VA.)
Mr. Oliver, I'm not proof-positive certain, but as a native (now removed) of the Hampton Roads (VA.) region, I do remember hearing of an incident in the local news of a man walking into the spinning prop of a Piedmont plane. I was in my early or mid teens at the time, and I would place this incident at anywhere from fall 1968 to spring 1970. The rescuer, as I remember, was a flight attendant from the involved Piedmont aircraft. The news stated that she had previously worked as an E.R. nurse at Norfolk General hospital, but decided to become a Piedmont stewardess so she could 'see some of the world.' Also, my recollection of the incident had the location as being at ROA (Roanoke), with the aircraft being a Martin 404. Still, that's been a long time ago, longer than the accurate shelf life of my memory. Yet still, the incident you mentioned could be an entirely different one altogether.