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Inflight Drive Belt Malfunction

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Age: 46
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Model: Dudek Synthesis 34
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June 5, 2012
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Cruising up the Schuylkill River when the drive belt malfunctioned. I shut the engine down to prevent internal damage and descended into a grass field. EHV lines prevented a straight-in approach to the field adjacent a bark-park. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmfQv1NATYI&hd=1 Contributing Factors: – belt condition missed during preflight :-( – identifying suitable landing areas during flight – communication gear allowed pickup coordination before I even landed

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