Pilot Jack Barnett, 79, of Benbrook lost altitude Tuesday afternoon after a loud bang rattled his Grumman AA-5 Tiger over eastern Parker County.
But it wasn’t until after he landed in a drainage ditch that he saw the propeller was gone.
When asked what he thought about that, Barnett responded with one word, but it’s not printable in a newspaper.
“I’m sorry about that,” he said with a laugh, “but that’s what went through my mind!”
-- Bill Miller