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Old 11-20-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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I don't know if you guys heard on the L.A. news today that one of those guys in that plane crash off of Dana Point was off road racer Jason Baldwin. He was on his way back from the Baja 1000 this weekend, stopped in San Deigo and on his way to Orange County airport, the palne crashed into the ocean 3-4 miles east of Dana Point.

I never met him, but I almost got ran over my him (or someone from the Baldwin team) in Lucern Valley about two years ago. I guess thats what you get when you stand too close to the track where they pit. That sucks about the plane crash, and I don't know if anyone associated with their family is on this sight, but I think I speak for everyone when I say that our hearts go out to his family.

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I don't know if you guys heard on the L.A. news today that one of those guys in that plane crash off of Dana Point was off road racer Jason Baldwin. He was on his way back from the Baja 1000 this weekend, stopped in San Deigo and on his way to Orange County airport, the palne crashed into the ocean 3-4 miles east of Dana Point.

I never met him, but I almost got ran over my him (or someone from the Baldwin team) in Lucern Valley about two years ago. I guess thats what you get when you stand too close to the track where they pit. That sucks about the plane crash, and I don't know if anyone associated with their family is on this sight, but I think I speak for everyone when I say that our hearts go out to his family.

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Old 11-20-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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My thoughts are with his family...Baldwin Racing
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Hi Rod
I believe that 4 men went down with the plane, all lost.
I heard that they were going to dive the 200 feet of water today and retrieve the plane.
I wonder what was happening that had the plane flying that close to the coast. I don't recall that there is a small plane airport in Dana. I wonder if they were having mech problems and were trying to come in.
Very sorry to hear of that.
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I believe the NTSB was going to start recovery on Tuesday, we should know more then. 200' of water was too much for divers, I heard they found the plane with sonar, no idea why it went down though.

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Rod:

I'm very familiar with the Baldwin family- it was Jason (I wanna say the #66 trophy truck) who plowed into the crowd just after the start of the Baja 500 at the first road crossing a few years ago that injured 12 people and killed a mexican national...my best friend and I were 100 yards away when it happened and were pitting for a good friend of ours who actually won the sportsman class that year on a XR650.

All I have to say is those guys live on the edge all their lives- to have it happen in an airplane is not what I would think they would've wanted to go.

Something drastic must have happened- any plane could have made a safe landing anywhere down the coast- there'a ample places to put it down.

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