Planes, pancakes and automobiles

The Rush City Regional Airport hosted its annual Fly-in/Drive-in on June 8. Here, Brandon Cardinal, 12, and brother Dylan, 10, enjoy a personal tour of a North American T-6 Texan owned by “Uncle” Chuck Datko from the Anoka County Airport. The plane was built in 1941 and used in anti-guerilla missions over North Africa, serving until 1986. Photos by Melanie M. Hedberg The Rush City Lions served a delicious pancake breakfast to hundreds of folks attending Sunday’s Fly-in/Drive-in. Pictured, Wayne Herberg and Vern Koepp kept busy flipping pancakes until noon. The vintage T-6 Texans were a popular attraction at this year’s Fly-in/Drive-in at the Rush City Regional Airport. To bid farewell, the T-6’s flew in formation before heading south. The T-6’s fly in formation before heading south.
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The Rush City Regional Airport hosted its annual Fly-in/Drive-in on June 8. Here, Brandon Cardinal, 12, and brother Dylan, 10, enjoy a personal tour of a North American T-6 Texan owned by “Uncle” Chuck Datko from the Anoka County Airport. The plane was built in 1941 and used in anti-guerilla missions over North Africa, serving until 1986. Photos by Melanie M. Hedberg

Plane crashes at RC airport, no injuries reported

At 8:35 a.m. June 8 the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office along with Rush City Fire Department responded to a plane crash at the Rush City Airport. The Rush City Fly-in was in progress when a 1936 Tailor J2 aircraft was attempting to land. When the recently restored aircraft touched down, it immediately veered off the runaway into a deep drainage ditch. The aircraft suffered front-end damage including a broken prop and broken landing gear. The pilot from Amery, Wisconsin was not injured. The FAA is investigating the crash.