Accidents and Close Calls Discussion on accidents, close calls, and other unplanned aviation events, so we can learn from them, and be better pilots ourselves.

Midair in Colorado

Old 18th Sep 2022, 00:19
  #1 (permalink)  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 61
Posts: 5,322
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Midair in Colorado

The news is reporting a 172 and Sonex amateur built collided near Denver this morning:

https://kdvr.com/news/local/1-plane-...oulder-county/
Pilot DAR is offline  
Old 18th Sep 2022, 08:13
  #2 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 58
Posts: 10,733
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
PD's link not available in UK/Europe, this one should work...

https://coloradosun.com/2022/09/17/b...on-three-dead/

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/283475
treadigraph is offline  
Old 18th Sep 2022, 11:45
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lander, WY, USA
Posts: 234
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That area can be extremely busy, between the front range of the mountains, Denver's Class B, with flight schools, gliders, local hobbyists, transient corporate traffic,etc. Lots of small GA airports within 10-20 km, along with Rocky Mt. Metro, mentioned as departure airport for the 172.
RIP.
340drvr is offline  
Old 24th Sep 2022, 09:22
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 837
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 340drvr View Post
That area can be extremely busy, between the front range of the mountains, Denver's Class B, with flight schools, gliders, local hobbyists, transient corporate traffic,etc. Lots of small GA airports within 10-20 km, along with Rocky Mt. Metro, mentioned as departure airport for the 172.
RIP.
Daughter flies a 172 from Rocky Mtn. Metro and was flying that day. First we heard of the accident was an email from her to say it wasn't her. She'd flown earlier.
Hydromet is online now  
Old 30th Sep 2022, 04:17
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Age: 67
Posts: 3,727
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 340drvr View Post
That area can be extremely busy, between the front range of the mountains, Denver's Class B, with flight schools, gliders, local hobbyists, transient corporate traffic,etc. Lots of small GA airports within 10-20 km, along with Rocky Mt. Metro, mentioned as departure airport for the 172.
RIP.
I was in Boulder for a football game about 10 years ago when there was a mid-air in that same area. No survivors.
Perhaps not a suitable 'see and avoid' airspace...
tdracer is offline  
Old 30th Sep 2022, 05:46
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: US
Posts: 462
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Avoid the weekends

I used to fly in central NJ and a non towered field under the Newark Class B. I tried to avoid flying on the weekends. So much going on. Hard to keep it all sorted.
20driver is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.