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BSS_Sniper
07-09-2007, 02:23 PM
A good friend of BSS_Vainspark and I crashed in a twin commanche today. He and another didn't survive. They were on their way to Miami and crashed about 8 miles south of Lakeland Linder. I was at Lakeland South airport, 4 miles from the crash site, flying for Skydive Tampa Bay when it happenned. Bob Cunningham was a 30,000 hour pilot. He flew everything from small GA aircraft to B727's. He was also a director at American Flyers, the oldest flight school in the US. No one knows what happenned. If there was a way out, this is the man that could've done it. From the video it doesn't look like the plane moved from where it impacted.

It's a sad day. He left behind a wonderful wife who was there to meet him every time he landed and children, two of them were 6 year old twin daughters. They are a story book family. He will be severely missed.



Video: http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=58580

PS: WskyStr8, I deleted your pm and never read it, not in the mood for any of that stuff now.

JG52Uther
07-09-2007, 02:30 PM
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RIP

Ernst_Rohr
07-09-2007, 02:35 PM
RIP

I am really sorry to hear about your friend Sniper, and I am sorry for you loss, and more importantly, for his families loss.

BSS_Sniper
07-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Ernst_Rohr:
RIP

I am really sorry to hear about your friend Sniper, and I am sorry for you loss, and more importantly, for his families loss.

Thanks ernst and uther. I feel terrible for his family.

faustnik
07-09-2007, 02:41 PM
Sorry to hear that Sniper. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

T_O_A_D
07-09-2007, 02:43 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Very sorry to hear that.

I kept missing the first line, I kept understand you and BSS_Vainspark and a friend crashed today and you survived, till I read the whole thing together. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

slipBall
07-09-2007, 02:47 PM
I am very saddened to hear this, all the best to family and friends left behind in grief...so sad for wife & children

Divine-Wind
07-09-2007, 02:58 PM
S!/R.I.P.

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zardozid
07-09-2007, 03:10 PM
sorry

Jaws2002
07-09-2007, 03:11 PM
R.I.P.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

-HH-Quazi
07-09-2007, 03:14 PM
My prayers & those of my family go out to him & his loved ones m8. Sorry to hear about it. Please, hang in there m8.

willyvic
07-09-2007, 03:31 PM
Condolences to all.

WV

VF-17_BOOM
07-09-2007, 03:32 PM
I'm sorry for your loss Sniper.S' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

crazyivan1970
07-09-2007, 03:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif R.I.P.

Taylortony
07-09-2007, 03:55 PM
So sad to hear, RIP http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif sorry for your loss and my condolences to his family and friends.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif


Only small consolation is he died doing something he loved, perhaps something we should all wish for............

BillyTheKid_22
07-09-2007, 05:35 PM
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Haigotron
07-09-2007, 05:43 PM
RIP,my condolences http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

rickster3459
07-09-2007, 07:39 PM
So sorry to hear about this,S! and RIP! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Eldude95
07-09-2007, 07:47 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif I'm sorry man

Crash_Moses
07-09-2007, 08:05 PM
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B16Enk
07-10-2007, 03:08 AM
Very sad day indeed, please add my condolences to you, and his wife and family.

Feathered_IV
07-10-2007, 04:32 AM
God thats awful. Real sorry to hear that. Condolences to his family http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Manos1
07-10-2007, 04:53 AM
RIP


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Blutarski2004
07-10-2007, 07:23 AM
My condolences to all who have suffered this untimely loss of a husband, father, and friend.

BSS_Sniper
07-10-2007, 09:52 AM
Just wanted to let you all know that I am relaying all the kind replies to Bob's family. Thanks again everyone.

HotelBushranger
07-10-2007, 10:22 AM
RIP, sorry to hear about your loss mate. My condolences to the mans family.
~S~

Col._King
07-10-2007, 10:45 AM
~S~ R.I.P.

Zoom2136
07-10-2007, 11:27 AM
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Targ
07-10-2007, 11:47 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and may he rest in peace.

joeap
07-10-2007, 11:56 AM
So sorry, a reminder the real thing is not without danger. My sympathy for the family. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

BSS_Sniper
07-10-2007, 12:29 PM
If anyone has caught the news, there was another crash. It was out of Sanford, Florida. They were enroute to Lakeland. What is it with the airport I work out of? They say that this happens in 3's. I hope not.

Tab_Flettner
07-10-2007, 12:35 PM
Very sorry to hear of this- I saw the story on CNN. Whenever theres a crash, it feels like part of an extended family. You always hope against hope for a happy outcome. Again, very sorry.

S!

BrotherVoodoo
07-10-2007, 12:43 PM
I am sorry sorry to hear that. RIP and my deepest sympathies.

Rattler68
07-10-2007, 04:15 PM
Sorry to hear about your buddy, Sniper. My condolences to you and Vainspark.

DD_Rattler

TheGozr
07-10-2007, 04:40 PM
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wayno7777
07-10-2007, 08:31 PM
So sad to hear, RIP and Godspeed, sorry for your loss and my condolences to his family and friends..

erco415
07-10-2007, 09:06 PM
I'm deeply sorry, please give my condolences to those bereaved. It is sad, but sadder still are those who die without every really living. S! to your friends!

Enforcer572005
07-10-2007, 09:16 PM
Aviation can sure be cruel to those that love it the most. I know several that are gone this way now.

huggy87
07-10-2007, 09:35 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss.

RAF74_Raptor
07-10-2007, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Sniper:
A good friend of BSS_Vainspark and I crashed in a twin commanche today. He and another didn't survive. They were on their way to Miami and crashed about 8 miles south of Lakeland Linder. I was at Lakeland South airport, 4 miles from the crash site, flying for Skydive Tampa Bay when it happenned. Bob Cunningham was a 30,000 hour pilot. He flew everything from small GA aircraft to B727's. He was also a director at American Flyers, the oldest flight school in the US. No one knows what happenned. If there was a way out, this is the man that could've done it. From the video it doesn't look like the plane moved from where it impacted.

It's a sad day. He left behind a wonderful wife who was there to meet him every time he landed and children, two of them were 6 year old twin daughters. They are a story book family. He will be severely missed.



Video: http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=58580

PS: WskyStr8, I deleted your pm and never read it, not in the mood for any of that stuff now.


I am sorry Brother please pass on my condolences to vain and the pilots family