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A flap-using pilot probably would have tripped this little booby trap fairly early on and maybe not have got himself killed. But my money's on the mechanic. " "Whatever the case," Hull said, "this information is confidential. " He looked directly at Anna and Rick. "There is nobody you know who fits this description. " There were none. Pecking order was established. Anna and Rick were merely migrant workers. For some reason Hull wanted them to remember that. 3A(,K had all the answers the Beechcraft's remains gwould afford.
Accidents, acts of God, required less paperwork than felonies. " Some brain-dead mechanic might've forgotten to replace the bolt, or replaced it but neglected to put a nut on it. Maybe he did the nut and left off the cotter pin that secures it. It's not likely the nut vibrated off but I suppose it could happen. We'll need to get hold of Hammond's aircraft logbooks, see when it was last in the shop, who the mechanic was. This isn't something that could just toodle along unnoticed. " "I don't think his logbooks were in the airplane," Alice said.
Somewhere between the lake and where you found us. " Shawna was panting again, as if the telling were as strenuous as the doing. "That's okay. " Anna asked. " "Nothing. " Shawna leaned forward, elbows on knees, and rubbed her face hard with both hands. "You must be pretty pooped," Alice said kindly. "That's not the half of it," Shawna replied. For several minutes they rode in silence. Anna struggled with the urge to press the girl for more information and the desire to leave her in peace. Information won.