Episode 35 – Flying Safely Is an Obligation Not to Take Casually
The Cessna P210N crash near Detroit, Michigan gets a close look in this episode. The National Transportation Safety Board recently released the accident final report and Greg and John layer on their analysis of the facts.
On June 24, 2018 the accident led to the death of the pilot and his wife and serious injury to a 17-year-old son. While the NTSB report largely attributes the crash to lack of fuel, John and Greg raise serious questions about that conclusion, the pilot’s qualifications and the airworthiness of the plane.
- The obligation of pilots to make sure they have the necessary training and that their aircraft are safe to fly
- The grey areas of what mechanics can do when an issue is found and an owner does not authorize repair
- Post-accident clues that are not pursued
Listen as John and Greg dissect the tragic event from takeoff through the investigation process. Questions remain that unfortunately will not be answered now that the final report has been issued.