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“By lucky chance this was a ferry flight…”

Undue haste in completing the pretakeoff checklist, and a first officer inexperienced on the aircraft type, set the stage for erroneous and misleading airspeed indications. But greater attention to the attitude instruments could have shown the errors for what they were – and averted a tragedy. On the face of it, it seemed only appropriate that ... Read More


Skylarking Before Crash

Aircraft Type - Grumman American Location - Western Australia This is the result of some "skylarking" over a mine site in Western Australia. The young female pilot thought it would be good fun to fly over the mine (with a couple of passengers on board) and flour bomb some of her friends on the ground. It was a ... Read More