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December 12, 2001

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"Haulover Beach".

Fort Lauderdale Flop

Freighter In The Surf Today

Haulover Tomorrow

December 12, 2001

Twas 13 Days Before Christmas --

-- And All Through Palm Beach,

No Creatues Were Stirring,

Except For Servants Making Ready The Presents --

-- They'd Never Have Any Shot of Owning Themselves --

When Over The Roof Tops & Down Through The Malls,

Came A Jolly Old Convair 580 Freighter --

On Boeing! On Convair! On Curtis! On Douglas! On Lockheed! On Ryan! --

---- And To All A True Boogie Board Christmas Flop!

Photos: Courtesy of the AP wire

Photographer: Fabrice Nelson

Geeeez !

Stand Back! -- Santa's Gone Mad!

This is a Trans Air Link flight, on a positioning hop for the 1953 craft,

from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida to Opa-Locka on 12 Dec. 2001

Pilot reported trouble for both engines, and down the elevator they went.

No injuries reported to the flight crew of 2, nor for the beach dwellers.

Both crewmembers climbed out & sat on wing for a few minutes

-- before they were knocked off by waves.

Increddible to both the story & the future of this 48 year old Convair dog --

The site of our story is -- Haulover Beach.

Now the haulover of this freighter begins.

The more general landing site was Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Our Confidential Source For This Story Questions:

These Convair planes could climb like homesick angels. Bet they glide nice too. I estimate there will be a day or two haulover of Convair parts before this old bird makes it into Calphalon cookware. I would have to say this one's a write off. Darn."

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