Dear Zenithaero Members,

Tom based his plane at Queen City Airport (XLL) in low wind conditions runway 25 is used for standard departures than for noise abatement follow I78 west. The air park is surrounded with developments and a long narrow stretch which is part of Allentown park system. At the time Tom was climbing out his engine failed, giving him only two choices I78 or the park system. It seems he chose the latter. Descending through the trees and into stream Tom took one hell of a beating. I will not go into details without his permission. I can say he is in a lot of pain but will pull through. I feel should any of us be in his position, support would go a long way for uplifting ones sprit.

I request that all of us who follow Zenithaero drop Tom a card to show our support.

                                 Tom Siminski

                           Lehigh Valley Hospital

                    Po box 689 Allentown Pa. 18105

                                  Room A511

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Comment by Cecil Jimeson on September 9, 2015 at 10:34am

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,get well soon. If you can look at bright side of all this, you have a experience, that all of us are anxious to hear,and you are officially in the (been-there-done-that) club. Again GET WELL SOON.Our prayers are with you.

Comment by Raymond Paul on August 21, 2015 at 1:43pm

Strongs from Africa Tom, get well soon


Comment by Bob McDonald on August 19, 2015 at 6:58am

Glad healthy quick.... metal can be rebuilt its your health that is important to your family & friends. 

Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on August 18, 2015 at 1:41pm

Best wishes to you Tom!

I hope that you will share your experiences with us at a later date.

Right now, concentrate on getting well.


Comment by Bryan Walstrom on August 18, 2015 at 12:23pm

I believe he has a 100HP Corvair engine. One video on the web interviewed a friend who mentioned possible fuel starvation. But I'd hate to speculate at this point either. I am sure Tom will share his tale soon enough. For now many prayers for you Tom. Very very very happy to hear that you survived this! Sorry that your labor of love CH750 did not. But rather it than you!

Thanks for sharing the address! A card will be sent! - Bryan

Comment by Douglas Kupersmith on August 18, 2015 at 9:11am

Get well soon Tom!

Comment by Normand Lambert on August 18, 2015 at 8:53am
Good job putting down the plane. Fast recovery !
Comment by Mason Bullard on August 18, 2015 at 8:36am

Prayers to Tom and his family!

Comment by Mark Maltais on August 17, 2015 at 10:52pm
Glad he's going to pull through. Always hate to hear when something like this happens... :(. What engine was he running on his 750?

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