Disoriented pilot crashes

This June 2010 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 Cherokee. Injuries: 4 Fatal. Location: Umpire, Ark. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: According to a witness, the non-instrument-rated pilot departed when the weather was overcast at 3,000 feet and the surrounding mountain ridges were obscured. Continue Reading »

===> Posted on June 24th, 2012 by Meg Godlewski. No comments. © GAN 2012.

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