Like Tree0Likes

Bad accident at Chicago Air show

Reply
Old 08-19-2002, 01:43 AM
  #1
Intolerant1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bad boat accident at Chicago Air show

We got back to the ramp and got held up because of the emergency. They towed in this older Four Winns which appeared to have been struck head on by a larger vessle. There was a "V" cut right into the boat directly into the drivers seat. Overheard there were no fatalties which is unbelievable if you saw it in person. Pics arent to good but you can see the crushed window frame. It was pretty nuts when the air show ended to say the least. Be safe.
Attached Thumbnails
Bad accident at Chicago Air show-im000748.jpg  

Last edited by Intolerant1; 08-19-2002 at 03:09 PM.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 02:21 AM
  #2
Registered
 
candyman35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Tinley Park, IL
My Boats: 1997 35' Fountain
Posts: 5,242
Default

Scary stuff. I guess a small boat sunk over by the Chicago Lock. I was told just the nose was bobbing out of the water. It definitely gets crazy down there. I'm glad you guys got back safe.

On the way back to Alsip I shot a picture of an oops! The kids seen in the picture are stripping the car.
Attached Thumbnails
Bad accident at Chicago Air show-carnriver1oso.jpg  
candyman35 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 02:58 AM
  #3
Registered
 
Cigwillie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago
My Boats: 1989/99 Cafe Racer
Posts: 172
Default Who's the U-boat commander?

Dan:
What'll you bet the kids are the ones who put it there in the first place?

CW
Cigwillie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 03:08 AM
  #4
Registered
 
Consintracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Beloit, Wi.
My Boats: 99'-32' Active Thunder (Best Revenge/ActiveThunderTodd)
Posts: 961
Default

Holy cow!!!
Consintracy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 03:14 AM
  #5
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

Note to self. Chicago.... Fun place to visit, bad place to live
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 03:16 AM
  #6
Registered
 
Consintracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Beloit, Wi.
My Boats: 99'-32' Active Thunder (Best Revenge/ActiveThunderTodd)
Posts: 961
Default

Yeah....But, the problem with a small town is, that you'll actually know the person, who messed up by putting their car in that situation AND the people who stole their $hit!!!
Consintracy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 07:14 AM
  #7
Registered
 
Back4More's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lake Michigan
My Boats: 353 Fastech
Posts: 6,624
Default

Yeah...It was pretty bad right after.

The locks were a whole different story.
Back4More is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 08:36 AM
  #8
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Quiet Storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lake Michigan
Posts: 1,683
Default

I passed over Route 83 last night at about 8:30 PM and saw what looked like 100 boats trying to get out at the Alsip boat launch.

Sometimes its just not worth it.
Quiet Storm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 10:32 AM
  #9
Registered
 
dockrocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Deeee-troit!
Posts: 3,356
Default

It's the same story on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair after the big Freedom Festival fireworks around the 4th of July. Of course, you have the added joy of 100's of boats running all over the damn place, in restricted waters, at all sorts of speeds, at night. And you can be sure that your night vision is A-OK after watching an hour of fireworks...

You couldn't pay me to go out in a boat on that night - way too many idiots...
dockrocker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2002, 10:47 AM
  #10
Registered
 
RUSSSR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Arlington Hts. Il.
My Boats: 38 Cig Flatdeck
Posts: 693
Default

Saturday they must have let all the A-holes out It was unbelivable I had to watch my anchor line more than the air show. First some nut in a big cruser up on his flybridg dredges up my anchor, he must have been drunk at the wheel with sombody who has never touched a boat before trying to work the anchor. Than after pulling up my anchor he bounces off my boat twice. The jerk than drops his hook behind us a good way and never checks to see if it set (NOT) and proceeds to take out a nice looking red Fountain. Someone should have the bat ready for a-holes like that. The show was great though.
RUSSSR1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Payton
Northern Illinois Offshore Club
44
08-22-2006 12:29 AM
dukenrock
General Boating Discussion
32
08-20-2005 11:29 AM
Smitty
General Boating Discussion
14
08-18-2003 09:16 PM
RUSSSR1
General Boating Discussion
9
07-18-2002 10:05 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.