Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

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Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Post by Tommy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:14 pm

It was an Aerostar.
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Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Post by AndrewM » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:37 pm

Yes, twin Aerostar. Of course have to wait and see more from the investigation.
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Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Post by Tommy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am

It appears he crashed right after takeoff. Sources close to the event are suggesting a mis fuel.
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Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Post by Tommy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:16 pm

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Repor ... m&IType=FA
It was a mis-fuel. The NTSB narrative is astounding. I just keep shaking my head. :scream:
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Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Post by AndrewM » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:38 pm

So I called my CFII about this, who knew the pilot in question quite well. I know this sounds terrible to say, but his immediate response was that the person involved was frequently observed cutting corners, he had been observed breaching regulations by other pilots, and had a jumbo sized ego and self-confidence. In my DA40, I always check the fuel odor and color as best I can. Even though the plane is kept in a hanger and I have never observed water getting in, I always take samples of fuel prior to flight to check for water and contamination.

This one must really resonate with Colin with his mis-fuel "adventure". Vigalence and attention to detail is just so important... complacency is dangerous.
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