Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Yeah Iv watched all of them. This thread is locked. Last Edited by boscomantico at 30 Dec Why private planes crash The majority of general aviation accidents ultimately come down to pilot error, according to NTSB statistics. They’re fantastically done and the fact they sometimes involve the pilot really lends a sense of gravitas.

This SR22 pilot was not a student but was probably right on his workload limit. And there is always a lesson to be learned. That seems hard to believe for me too. I’ve noticed that many of the scenarios are exactly what PPLs are trained to avoid. According to the information provided, this was reasonably experienced pilot, with lots of hours in make and model, flying a very simple VFR approach to his home airport. On the other hand, one might prefer to measure accidents on a per-mile basis, rather than by the amount of time spent in the vehicle.

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A renter will be under far more pressure to land ASAP. I would have probably done the latter, because I would have been already halfway there having turned right a bit.

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There you can have multiple aircraft cleared to land. In essence, a pilot not qualified to fly by his or her instruments alone flies into cloudy weather or another low-visibility situation and ends up flying blind. Thanks for the heads up! They’re used to getting what they want and an aopw can do this! I wish there was a sub just for this where we could talk about it and share fascinating ones but I know it would die for lack of interest.


Since we are getting into the colder months of the year now is a great time to go over aircraft icing and how it affects your airplane.

No need to wonder anymore. I agree… US radio phraseology gets very slack at times. In raw numbers, of course, the deadliest transportation love Americans is the family car. But this tragic loss is hardly unusual. I wonder if the accident pilot was distracted by his passengers — for his hours, at his home base, he was not aware of the traffic situation. His stuxy calls sound totally calm…. Many are undertrained, operate more airplane than they can handle, and lack proficiency.

I mean I’d be shitting my pants if I was in their situation but they just press the fuck on and hope for the best.

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Last Edited llive dublinpilot at 23 Dec Senior Writer Laura Geggel updated it on Nov. Cite sources when appropriate. Some experts, including Robert Goyer, a pilot and the editor of Flying Magazine, say the federal numbers are a good estimate. This SR22 pilot was not a student but was probably right on his workload limit.

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She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. Was the controller fully qualified? She covers the world of human and animal behavior, as well as paleontology and other science topics. Another situation might be if a pilot makes the turn to approach for landing too slowly, stalling out at a low altitude and sending the plane into an unrecoverable spin.


For example the story about how ATC got confused and cleared a plane onto a runway when another plane was landing.

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Losing an engine on a single-engine craft is obviously a lot worse than losing one on a twin-engine plane, Goyer said, and there are essentially no single-engine commercial planes in flight. It’s a broad category, describing any crash in which the pilot loses control of the aircraft and can’t wrest it back before hitting the ground.

Last Edited by boscomantico at 30 Dec Not only in the US. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit.

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After that the last three have involved Cirrus SR20s Stephanie Pappas is lve contributing writer for Live Science. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I like reading NTSB reports too.