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John and Dorothy Murphy Accident
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We don't know what happened as of yet but will keep the membership updated with the latest information. Crash took place right after takeoff from Winter Haven, Florida.
Update: John and Dot are okay but still in intensive care.
8-16-2016: More info here. Some confusion about the status of John and Dot.
Update: From a member who knew John...
"I just reviewed the incident report and found it to be pretty accurate as I remember from the conversation I had with John about a week after the event while he was in the hospital. He mentioned few facts that I will pass on.
After takeoff at about 300 ft. he experienced a reduction in power and he turned towards Lake Echo in an attempt to land in the water but he lost altitude and hit the trees surrounding the lake about which time the power came back to full. The drag of the plane in the trees prevented gaining altitude . The plane ended up about 200 ft. from the water. I asked if the gear was up or down and he said it was down so a landing in the lake might have been dicey.
As a side comment,the Murphy's own a home on Lake Echo so he was familiar with the territory. When I talked to him he did not mention the head injury but said he was pretty beat-up but expected to be discharged from the hospital in few days but Dot more seriously injured and would be hospitalized longer.
I talked to him a few (days) later and he was home. He called me few days later to report he was back in the hospital because a collapsed lung but nothing else had changed.
The next contact was from a friend of the family that told me of John's passing. I don't know the cause of his passing. He was buried in Rocky Mount, NC last Friday with full military honors.
As a side light, I helped put that plane together both at his house and at the Rome, Ga. Airport and witnessed its first flight. He bought that Bee in a thousand pieces. A phone call with Dot revealed that there were lots of Bee parts in the Fl. hanger that have since been moved to the home garage and wanted to get them to someone that could use them. Any suggestions?"

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