Keith Green Plane Crash Shows Value of Accident Investigation – Episode 170
The fiery plane crash that killed Christian music star Keith Green and 11 others resulted in aviation safety lessons for every pilot. The NTSB accident report also has safety takeaways for anyone who rents or uses aircraft and pilots that are not their own.
Greg Feith, Todd Curtis, and John Goglia talk about the circumstances of the fatal 1982 air crash. The thorough NTSB accident investigation documents the roles that the overloaded and unbalanced aircraft and the pilot’s experience played in the tragedy.
Greg and John compare the detailed findings in this report with the more superficial summaries that are the norm for today’s NTSB accident reports. This report contains valuable aviation safety findings that can help pilots avoid similar mistakes.
- Importance of preflight planning and inspection
- Need to check and verify loaded aircraft weight and balance
- Understanding aircraft performance data