fortuntely the pilot had good stick and rudder skills . . .Good thing the pilot didn't buy the farm.
Too bad he didn't spot it earlier.
I would imagine that this incident left the pilot in a bad mood.
In reacting so well to the emergency, he showed himself to be no coward.
For the airplane to survive undamaged, it had to be quite beefy.
Is this a real story? Because it seems like a load of bull.
http://www.dropzone.com/interviews/TroyHartman-Senselessand.shtmlDropzone.com: I heard about this plane vs cow incident that cost you your Air Force career. What kind of plane did you crash? (In Playboy's May interview)
Troy: A T-41. A modified cessana. I was out screwing around with a buddy of mine. We could go check out the planes whenever we wanted and I got a little carried away with buzzing things.