Is NTSB Failing to Investigate Wake Turbulence at the KSTC Crash?

It was a pleasant Minnesota summer evening, on June 20th, when a 60-yr-old airline pilot took off from the St. Cloud Regional Airport for a quick sightseeing flight. He was carrying a 16-yr-old high school exchange student, who soon would … Continue reading

ANALYSIS: Apparent Wake Turbulence Accident near St. Cloud, MN [KSTC]

Two died when a small airplane likely passed too close under an arriving Allegiant jet, causing a loss of control and a fiery crash into a house below. The accident location was approximately 6-miles northwest of the St.Cloud Airport [KSTC]. The … Continue reading

[KSTC]

The St. Cloud Airport covers 1,400 acres to the east of this Minnesota city, home to 65,000 residents. St. Cloud rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is also called ‘the granite city’, due to local granite quarries. … Continue reading

NTSB’s Preliminary Report on the Monck’s Corner Midair Fails to Present Critical Airspeed Data

It took NTSB ten days to release a report on a midair collision that killed two men, when their Cessna was broadsided by a USAF F16 ‘training flight’ north of Charleston, SC [KCHS]. A PDF copy of the report text … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2014Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2014, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. aviation accidents, as well as some non-fatal accidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, and a brief synopsis. Click … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents: further details

12/30/2014: Centennial, CO 12/29/2014: Port Clinton, OH 12/27/2014: Westminster, MD 12/24/2014: Sutter Creek, CA 12/22/2014: Odessa, TX 12/18/2014: Seagoville, TX Mesquite airport (yellow box) is approximately 17-miles ESE of Love Field, in Dallas. A new contract control tower was opened … Continue reading