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Old 15th Oct 2019, 21:56
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India Four Two
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CEH2 (Black Diamond, Alberta)
Posts: 5,555
- Did the “pilot” even do a preflight?
- “Pilot” should have shut down prior to exit.

I'm guilty of forgetting to remove the chocks during my preflight. However, when I realized what was preventing me from moving, I did shut down prior to getting out and removing the chocks.

Most of my power-flying is on a gliding field where there are often people in relatively close proximity to the tow plane. I am always conscious of the potential need to quickly turn the mags off if anyone is approaching me.

However, I do have a lot of sympathy for the pilot. He has to live with the fact that his wife was severely injured because of his oversight/complacency.
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