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Grizzly Bear Eats Airplane

An unnamed Alaskan bush pilot went on a fishing trip and neglected to wash down his plane afterward. The 1958 Piper Cub was just too much temptation for a bear to bear.
The fishy aroma attracted a passing grizzly bear who, clearly frustrated at not being able to see the lovely “noms” it could smell, took the plane apart in an effort to find it. Aircraft fabric is no match for bear claws. The bear also chomped both tyres for good measure, then departed the scene.

Alaskans are a hardy bunch, however – as tough as the aircraft they fly. The pilot radioed for two new tyres, three cases of duct tape and a couple of rolls of cellophane to be flown in so he could repair his craft and get home.

Duct tape: is there anything it can't do? The story includes a picture of the plane after repair. Link -via Fark

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Any Red Green fans out there? The Red Green show was the first thing I thought of when I saw this story. Duct tape - The handymans secret weapon- was part of every show. Ther was even a bush pilot character.
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My father had a Piper Cub, and he occasionally made repairs with tape, although he used a special, light, low profile nylon tape. But those things are delicate, no question. The fabric is more or less the same stuff as they make kites from.
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When animals attack!! You think bears would start using their eyes when they get close to an object. I'm sure the tire didn't taste a lot like either. :^P
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The Bear bears the burden of bearing it's beast of burden but to ... Ah, well I knew it wasn't going anywhere. Why don't you give it a try! It's very hard to bee funny posting and all but I just can't bear it!!!

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