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Pre-solo flight ends in fatalities

This December 2009 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others. Aircraft: Piper Tomahawk. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Ojai, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The purpose of the flight was for the flight instructor to evaluate the student for a pre-solo training flight. Radar data indicated that the airplane maneuvered in the vicinity of the accident site for 22 to 24 minutes. It then descended from 3,500 feet, at approximately 660 feet per minute, until 2,000 feet was reached and radar coverage was no longer possible. Continue Reading »

===> Posted on December 27th, 2011 by Meg Godlewski. No comments. © GAN 2011.

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