Tag Archives: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

The Safety of “Little Airplanes”

Many question the safety of “little airplanes.” By the way, they are only “little” until you have to wash and wax them; then the smallest airplane suddenly appears similar in size to a Boeing 747. General aviation aircraft have always … Continue reading

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Miracle at Lake Clark Pass

Over the weekend, a legitimate miracle took place at the Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. In the designated pass, a Piper Navajo and Cessna 206 floatplane came together in the crunching of metal and no one died. In fact, … Continue reading

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Hey – what’s happening here?

Those were the last words of Captain Robert Loft, 38 years ago tonight. Eastern Airlines Flight 401 departed New York’s JFK airport at 9:20 in the evening enroute to Miami International Airport. The flight progressed normally until about 11:30. On … Continue reading

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Hey – what’s happening here?

Those were the last words of Captain Robert Loft, 38 years ago tonight. Eastern Airlines Flight 401 departed New York’s JFK airport at 9:20 in the evening enroute to Miami International Airport. The flight progressed normally until about 11:30. On … Continue reading

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Running on Empty

Many have said there are three useless things in aviation.  One is the altitude above you, the next is a runway behind you, and the third is the air in your fuel tanks.  I am one to believe a pilot … Continue reading

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Rest Easy Senator Stevens

This week, word came of former Senator Ted Stevens’ death in an airplane accident in Alaska.  He perished with the pilot and four others when the aircraft they were in collided with the side of a mountain.  Four others survived.  … Continue reading

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