shorton wrote:I really feel for the persons involved in this but am furious at the idiot new people. In the first article they spend half the story going on about how a high wing and a low wing have blind spots that cause these sort of crashes. When was the last time you saw a low wing Cessna 180 or a low wing Cessna 172? How easy to get it right and how chicken shit to not make the effort>
hicountry wrote:It was a beautiful day to fly.
coloradokevbot wrote:This is a very unfortunate accident, and bev is a GREAT pilot. She is pretty well known around the area.
I was informed about the crash shortly after it happened. My school is right by the airport so I went over to Airwest right after class. She was taken to the hospital but has been released, unfortunately her 180 isn't in such good shape. Both wings broken, the tailcone completely bent, the tail feathers folded up, the engine was about 10-15 feet away from the plane. I couldn't see any gear, most likely folded beneath. Reports from witnesses say the plane was missing one landing gear, but who knows if they knew that it was a taildragger that's not supposed to have nose gear!
As I was flying this afternoon, I went over towards the new Walmart on 119 to check out the other crash site, the 172 involved did not even look like a plane any more -just a pile of metal with scraps laying all around the area.
Very sad, and prayers to anyone affected by this event.
Cary wrote:You don't want those placards--because then you'd be tempted to read them when you need to be looking!
Seriously, we all tend to get complacent, even in high traffic areas, and of course, all of our airplanes have pretty huge blind spots that make it hard to see everywhere. Even if we're keeping as good a lookout as possible, it's not possible to see in all directions.
DBI wrote:Has the name of the flight instructor been released yet? Was it an Airwest plane? I flew out of Longmont for a long time and lost my good friend and flight instructor Dan Arnold out of there in 1993. I love the airport and all the folks there. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.