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  1. NTSB video companion to UPS 1354 accident report SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  2. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! We have officially hit our goal on GoFundMe to get Nikk into a new Kitfox kit. But if you missed it and would still like to be a part of project PhoenixFox and get your name on the airplane then check out: https://www.gofundme.com/let039s-get-nikk-flying-again SOURCE:
  3. The Part 91 general aviation (GA) fatal accident rate in 2016 fell below one per 100,000 flight hours for the first time in half a century, although the number of allaccidents—and total fatalities—increased slightly over 2015, according to newly released statistics from the NTSB. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-11-27/ntsb-genav-accident-rate-falls-record-low
  4. This is a very sad and unnerving indeed. LINK TO SOURCE:
  5. misunderstanding in-cockpit weather displays can lead to tragedy
  6. A powerful thought from Gene Bishop via Facebook: Something to think about the next time you strap into your airplane: Just 24 short hours ago, two young pilots were probably having breakfast and looking forward to flying this beautiful, high performance jet later in the day. Maybe they talked to their wives or girlfriends, or children. Maybe they kissed them goodbye, just like any other day. They probably had plans for later this week. They probably had plans for this summer. They definitely had plans for a long and happy career. Whatever they were doing this time yesterday, it is certain that they had absolutely no idea that they had already seen their last sunset. Mere seconds before the lower photo was taken, they had no clue that there was anything wrong, judging by the ATC recording. I do not know what happened here, though having flown the Lear 35 I do have some suspicions, but what I do know is that whatever it was, it happened very quickly and had tragic results despite the very best efforts of the two professional pilots in the cockpit. Ours is an incredible profession. We are all extremely lucky to be able to do what we do, and we're even luckier if we get paid to do it. But it does not come without risk of a hefty price. There are two bad things that can happen to a pilot, and one of them will. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight. One day you will walk out to the airplane not knowing that it is your last flight. Remain vigilant. Be aware. Check everything. Trust nothing. Be safe always. May these two aviators rest in eternal peace. Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1944528712443977&set=a.1375116932718494.1073741827.100006606000861&type=3&theater Here's what we know... By Paul Milo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com A Learjet took off from Philadelphia and crashed on approach at Teterboro The Learjet 35A, a twin-engine jet often used for business or personal travel, was built in 1981. It was coming in for a landing when it crashed in an industrial area of Carlstadt around 3:30 p.m. Both occupants of the plane were killed and the crash caused a fire with dark billowing smoke that could be seen for miles. Buildings in the area and parked cars caught fire but were quickly extinguished by local fire departments. View image on Twitter Calm, then terror at the control tower Just moments before the crash, the chatter from the air traffic control tower at Teterboro was calm. Then the controller announces the crash and tensely orders the airport closed and all planes to stop taxiing. No injuries on the ground, but fire damages buildings Officials in Carlstadt said two buildings were damaged by fire and 13 vehicles were damaged or destroyed, but there were no victims aside from the people aboard the plane, described by officials as crew members. View image on Twitter What did witnesses see? The aircraft was flying to the north toward runway 1 when the crash occurred, according to the FAA. Witnesses said the plane may have clipped a building and utility wires as it soared into the ground, bursting into flames and setting buildings and cars on fire. Who are the victims? The plane belongs to a Montana company, A&C Big Sky Aviation of Billings, Montana. Officials had not disclosed the identity of those aboard as of Monday night. View image on Twitter Why did this happen? The National Transportation Safety Board had taken over the investigation as local first responders helped secure the crash site. Wind gusts of between 30 and 40 mph were reported shortly before the crash, but it was not yet known if weather was a factor. Who owned the aircraft? The aircraft was being flown by Trans-Pacific Jets, a charter aircraft company based in Honolulu, the jet’s owner said in an interview with Bloomberg. Chandra Hanson of Billings, Montana, told Bloomberg she owns the plane with her husband Brad. The Hansons fly on the aircraft, which is based in Salt Lake City, and allow it to be flown for hire when it’s not in use, according to Bloomberg. It happened before Monday's accident was not the first for a Teterboro flight. Above, an aerial view of a 2005 charter plane crash near the end of the Teterboro Airport runway. The private plane skidded across Route 46 and crashed into a warehouse, injuring 13 people. There have been six major incidents in recent times. (John O'Boyle| The Star-Ledger) (JOHN O'BOYLE) SOURCE: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2017/05/the_plane_crash_near_teterboro_what_we_know_what_w.html
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