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    1 Wire

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    I have trouble getting out of the front seat of a 12 when it’s right side up on the ground. Kudos to the rescue guys.
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    This is one lucky pilot. My son-in-law was on site for Xcel Energy. Here are a couple of photos he sent to me.Click image for larger version. 

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    Read there were no injuries, plane appears to be in decent condition...other than one big bill coming from the power company & the to-be-expected FAA inquisition, looks like a (mostly) happy ending!


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    Incident not accident even


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    So . . . . Lucky or unlucky?

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    The whole world just saw that incident.
    So.... unlucky.

    Couple more of the most popular shared photos.

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    How often do you get to mix up airplanes and powerlines and walk away unharmed?!?! Lucky in my book, embarrassed is better than dead.

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    Lucky!! Good for him! Made me realize I don't have any good flying stories.
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    Good argument for 1.50 axles.
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    So where are the pictures of them getting the airplane back on the ground right side up without any damage? I've seen lots of similar pictures over the years of airplanes hanging by one wheel from a power line. Some pilots weren't so lucky.

    I'm reminded of Olibuilt's landing strip in Canada under the high tension lines.
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    Those top lines are invisible, always crossat the towers.
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    As discussed in the thread about the fellow stuck in the treetops, is this another case of having a carabiner and a line in your vest to rappel down with?? Is there a concern with descending from a live wire to the ground?

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    Somewhat of an answer to my question -

    From the access engineering online library: Clean, dry polypropylene rope is an insulator; all other ropes are conductors. As the rope (and this includes polypropylene rope) becomes wet, dirty, and contaminated, its conductivity increases progressively. All insulators conduct electricity if they are not kept clean and dry. All fibers used in ropes, except polypropylene, contain moisture as a part of the composition of the fiber. The moisture regain of fibers varies from 0 percent for polypropylene to over 7.5 percent for manila. Polyester fiber has a 0.4 percent and nylon fiber a 4.5 percent moisture regain. The fiber moisture content will rise with increased relative humidity.
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    The top wires of transmission lines are ground wires to keep lightning off the phase wires. Backwards from distribution lines. So if you pull the ground down into the phase, a breaker should trip somewhere. Should. I once opened the 69kv air breakers on top of a sub. We had shut down the mine so there wouldn't be any load. Still took 3ft of separation before the ionization stopped. Quite a show, Christmas Eve. Even with no humidity in a Wyoming winter. They now have lines at 10 times that voltage. Surely you've attracted someone's attention. I'm staying put.
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    Excellent video! This is why its so bad if you fall down on energized ground. Do your hopping carefully. This is why cows are so sensitive to ground currents around the barn. Too much wheelbase.
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