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Small plane crashes into house in California 1 + 4 fatalities

Old 7th Feb 2019, 10:01
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Originally Posted by Katamarino View Post
Twin vs Single
7000ft vs 2300ft
Single occupant vs dodgy passenger transport
Instrument rated vs not properly rated
Over land vs over water
Warm CA vs icy UK

I'd be tempted to ask what on earth you're smoking. The only similarity appears to be "an airplane crashed".
may have been alluding to inflight loss of control, possibly weather a factor....
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 08:53
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Originally Posted by keebird View Post
It's been many years since I flew turbocharged twin Cessnas but I do remember the importance of the "V-clamp AD" that required frequent inspections of the exhaust system. The AD came about after several accidents where the exhaust fittings had come loose, leaking hot exhaust gas and igniting a magnesium and avgas fueled fire which would burn right through the wing spar in no time.
ahhhh yes the infamous "multi-segment V-band clamps", one tried to burn me down in a Navajo, fortunately it didnt have time to start a fire as it happened apparently very late in the flight...
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 15:13
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The pilot had some previous
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/...lined-60953339
"The pilot whose plane broke apart and crashed into a Southern California home, killing five people, was disciplined for dangerous flying years earlier, it was reported Friday..."
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