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The wild survival story about an Air Force pilot who got his plane stuck atop Mount Rainier

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The pilot landed on Mount Rainier's summit on April 12, 1951, only to become stranded when his plane wouldn't restart. After a night in the cold, he did the unthinkable, gliding his lightweight airplane off the side of the mountain. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 2
Did I miss something? There was no mention of which aircraft he was flying. This being an aviation site that would seem to be a good topic to cover.
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 1
The website that is quoted in the story has the details -- it was a Piper Cub:

http://www.historylink.org/File/8469
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 0
OK thanks! Too bad the reporter could not have done research. LOL. Of course to them, all small airplanes are Piper Cubs, and all jets are Lears.
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 1
Nah, all single-engine aircraft are Cessnas... ;)
raymondwatson
Amazing man

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