Amazing! A Bear + An Airplane + Duct Tape

These photos and story come from our son-in-law, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper reporter.

Just to be sure, I ran this past

It is not on their radar (no pun intended).

Absolutely Amazing!

During a private “fly in” fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane.

A bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane.


The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic.

He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME!


Our son suggests, “I suspect this would not pass muster with the FAA!”


Alright, Airplane Buffs: The aircraft’s # is:  N9368D

Anyone know the pilot?

Any more to this story?



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Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Amazing! A Bear + An Airplane + Duct Tape = One crazy story! Great photos!

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