Grassstrippilot wrote:Not a good weekend for 172s. Yesterday morning, middle of the night, 4 killed in SGU in a 172.
Grassstrippilot wrote:Yep. Crashed on departure. Sure sounds like a departure stall scenerio.
Dale Moul wrote:He apparently landed at Rome State to let the weather improve, then decided to push on to Mountain Home as it was getting close to sunset and the he didn't want to spend a cold hungry night sleeping in the plane at Rome state.
Grassstrippilot wrote:I will say, although he gets an F for getting in the jam (gotten a few Fs myself I'm embarrassed to say), he gets an A for understanding that speed is life and that he needed to get the nose down to prevent a stall...and to conserve/gain the energy for a flare to match the terrain's pitch when they went in. Easily could have had a different outcome. I had to cringe on the blind faith comments of the ELT...if only she knew. Overall, though, the interview was much better than I was expecting.
lesuther wrote:It only takes one white knuckle, dry mouth flight looking for a survivable landing site to remember that it's a lot more fun to be bored, cold, wet, safe, and uneventful on the ground 'stuck' in the middle of nowhere, with appropriate gear/clothing, some good reading material, some good tunes from the Ipod, and good coffee n noodles on the stove.
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