The NTSB is still not doing onsite accident investigations. A pilot landing in Colorado decides to ignore the rules. Long-term health impacts of COVID could impact pilots, mechanics and flight attendants. Greg and John focus on these topics in their latest episode.
A recent accident in Buffalo prompted two senators to write a letter to the NTSB asking for an onsite investigation. The Board responded that they are not visiting accident scenes and deferred to the FAA for on-scene information gathering.
Greg and John continue to call on the NTSB to do its mandated job. They discuss the impact on aviation safety now and into the future.
This episode also analyzes a midair collision involving a Beech A36 Bonanza and a Robinson R44 Raven II in 2018 at Northern Colorado Regional Airport. The Beech pilot chose to set aside the rules and flew over the Robinson with disastrous results.
They wrap up with a discussion of COVID. People with even minor cases are reporting loss of taste and brain fog. Sense of smell is important to just about every aviation role on the ground and in the air. Clear thinking and decision-making are just as important.