Jim Tobul Survives Landing Incident at PDK

  • May 16, 2014 7:13pm GMT

Our good friend, Jim Tobul, owner and pilot of the F-4U Corsair, "Korean War Hero" had a crash on landing at Atlanta's Peachtree Dekalb Airport today (Friday, May 16). The airplane was in a 30-knot direct crosswind that turned into a quartering tailwind on landing and the airplane flipped over, damaging the prop and vertical stabilizer. Jim got out OK! I spoke with him on the phone tonight and he said that all his safety gear worked properly, that his helmet got pretty banged up (better that than his head) and that he was able to get out because he lands and takes off with the canopy open. No fire. The airplane is going to be trucked to Colorado for repair; parts are already being pulled for a June 1st start. Jim says he'll have "Korean War Hero" back in the air this year!