Tires Slashed in Alaska

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by JB1842, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. iflyvfr

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    Wow, look at all those airplanes! What a senseless act...:(
     
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    Oh I see, the only place on the planet where airplane tires could possibly get slashed is Merrill, Ak? Good to know. Still, on the off chance something like this could happen elsewhere in the world, I will still give my opinion that a hangar is worth the money to those living everywhere else in the world. Is a hangar really worth it? Yes.
     
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    Seriously? This is pretty organized, methodical mayhem just for the heck of it. Most likely this was a group of people and not just one random bitter kid. That might be as many as 261 tires to slash, maybe more. That's quite a job for one lone weirdo.
     
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    Where is your inside information? There is no reported evidence that it was methodical, and one person can easily slash 200 tires in an hour or two. It only takes a second each.
     
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    Apparently I lead a sheltered life. What type of instrument or technique does one use to slash through a tire in one second? (serious question)
     
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    You don't want to live anywhere in Anchorage with "view" in the name.
     
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    How can you make that conclusion from my statement?
     
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    Axe. Nice sharp little hatchet. Wack! Done.
     
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    Police found a folding hunting knife at the gravel strip parking area. No word whether that's been identified as the tool used or not.

    Many of us with Bushwheels use covers to protect from UV exposure. Some guys use fabric slip-ons and some build plywood boxes with steps that double as fueling platforms. Both were moved or removed so tires could be cut. In some cases the covers were replaced. That's not typical vandal behavior.

    I've been told that Avemco has waived the deductible for victims of the vandalism.
     
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    Way to go Avemco.

    turns out, I'm a poet and didn't know it. :)
     
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    Don't give them any ideas......people are so cruel nowadays.......
     
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    Welcome aboard :)
     
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    I'm a bit surprised the FBI wasn't involved a lot sooner.
     
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    Hopefully they catch them and put them behind bars for a long time. If the names are made public, then it would not be in their best interest to remain in Alaska long.
     
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    My theory is some bush pilots already found him//her/them...Some bush justice occurred... Now the authorities will never find who did it...
     
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    From the news report-

    He should have said, "Because it is a federal felony to screw with airplanes, even the itty bitty ones." The FBI should have been there day one.


    It seems as though the local pilots that actual live there agree with my theory posted earlier and maybe I'm not just a reactionary and full of it??
     
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    A felony record is something to brag about in the bush. I used to fly into one village that 75% of the population had a least one felony on record. They talk about their jail time as if it was just a summer vacation.
     
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    Yea but I'd guess that bragging about slashing someone's tires could result in the tire owners finding out and invoking bush justice. Just a guess.
     
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    Bar talk. This is in Anchorage. No mythical "bush justice" here. You guys watch too much television.
     
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    Aw C'mon. Don't crush our unrealistic assumptions!
     
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    Post of the week right there.
     
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    Next he'll be telling us Airplane Repo isn't real.
     
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    Waiting for a flight at the terminal a couple of years ago. I was able to see planes landing and taking off almost constantly there. Seems like I heard the traffic count at Merrill is the busiest in the US for GA. Had a fellow USAF controller that was TDY'd there during the controllers strike in '81, had a blast he said.
     
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    So any updates on this incident?
     
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    Thanks. Definitely appears to be the guilty party.
     
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    Keep us informed. I wonder what will happen if they catch the perpetrator. I don't think the local will take kindly to him/her/them.
     
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    Maybe he will talk when liquor'ed up? You know, 'two can keep a secret, when one is dead'.
     
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    You avoid the Lucky Wishbone? That area didn't seem that bad a couple of years ago.
     
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    I'd be inclined to go with the environmental monkey wrench types. Earth First! has been advocating vandalising aircraft for years. They've even published how to manuals for it. They are pretty indiscrimniate about it as well. I do remember a case where they smashed up a couple of planes in Northern Arizona. The aircraft were dedicated air ambulance planes used by the Navajo.
     
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    Should've scalped 'em!
     
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    Anything new concerning this?
     
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    But tell bubba that you slashed the tires of the plane that was going to drop off his chips, pop and PS3, all hell would come loose.
     
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    As if you know of what you speak. Have another beer.
     
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    youre right, it was Shakespeare books and sheet music lol
     
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    I guess not if they are already arguing oven irrelevant matters.
     
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    Ever bought a set of 3?s from bush wheel?