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TWT
5th Mar 2015, 00:19
U.S. may review 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly | Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-usa-crash-holly-idUSKBN0M026H20150304)

Not sure what new evidence could be found 56 years on...

Seldomfitforpurpose
5th Mar 2015, 00:31
U.S. may review 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly | Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-usa-crash-holly-idUSKBN0M026H20150304)

Not sure what new evidence could be found 56 years on...

It's Prune! someone will know precisely what happened :ok:

G-CPTN
5th Mar 2015, 00:33
blamed the crash on the pilot's decision to embark on an instrument-guided flight he was not certified for and, secondarily, on poor weather briefing.
However:-
The airplane crashed shortly after taking off from nearby Mason City, Iowa, early the next morning,
:confused:

Ogre
5th Mar 2015, 02:04
Raise the thread on Rumours and News, they'll have several answers within the first five pages and spend the next 20 disproving them :ok:

finfly1
5th Mar 2015, 02:09
If one follows the NTSB webpage listing plane accidents by month, one finds that they no longer even report on many crashes at all.

It is enlightening, if somewhat saddening, to read some of the recent "reports" on the page and compare them to the detailed reports of several decades ago.

Sultan Ismail
5th Mar 2015, 07:37
That'll be the day

TWT
5th Mar 2015, 08:14
Most appropriate reply by far :p

tony draper
5th Mar 2015, 08:21
Didn't they find a pistol in the wreckage with a single shot fired? hmmmm. :=

TWT
5th Mar 2015, 08:29
Civil Aeronautics Board report on Buddy Holly crash | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/99999999/BUDDYHOLLY/81219013)

Pinky the pilot
5th Mar 2015, 11:11
Thanks TWT.:ok: I thought that the accident report was available on the ATSB site as I looked it up myself some years ago.

Though I printed it off at the time but cannot find it just now.

Fox3WheresMyBanana
5th Mar 2015, 12:13
If anything, I think the board were a bit hard on the pilot. He knew he wasn't instrument qualified and gathered frequent weather briefings and updates to ensure he could complete the flight VMC. The owner of the aircraft (his employer) accompanied him and was likewise happy. The accident would highly likely have been avoided if the ATCS had passed on the flash weather advisory they had received.

Perhaps the aim of the re-opening is to clear the pilot's name. By my reading, IMC was not forecast, so the blaming of the pilot is erroneous.

The only other sensible reason I can think for reopening the inquiry would be if it were revealed that there had been some kind of conspiracy involving the owner, but the circumstances, though tragic, are commonplace. I have done a little light commercial flying in the States. The weather can change in a snap and if one was over-cautious the job would almost never get done.

Fareastdriver
5th Mar 2015, 13:05
Maybe the pilot' descendants have won the lottery.

Solid Rust Twotter
5th Mar 2015, 13:58
Mentioned it on a local talk station in these parts and the idiot presenter then went on to ask if anyone knew of any other mysteries. That was the signal for every moonscreecher in town to go piling out of the woodwork...:rolleyes:

rgbrock1
5th Mar 2015, 14:19
SRT wrote:

Mentioned it on a local talk station in these parts and the idiot presenter then went on to ask if anyone knew of any other mysteries. That was the signal for every moonscreecher in town to go piling out of the woodwork.

Moonscreecher? Are they related to Moonbats?

http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001235103/moonbat-24958026344_xlarge.jpeg

Solid Rust Twotter
5th Mar 2015, 14:25
Same thing. There are some very strange people out there.

And they vote...:ooh:

dazdaz1
5th Mar 2015, 15:12
And what about the disappearance of Glenn Miler? Minutes after flying to France over Eastbourne???? No trace. I blame the Welsh they could never jitterbug wearing Wellington boots.

G-CPTN
5th Mar 2015, 15:14
Apparently he went into wild blue yonder . . .


. . . after he slipped the surly bonds, of course . . .

P6 Driver
5th Mar 2015, 16:08
And what about the disappearance of Glenn Miler?

I think he was on the same aircraft as Glenn Miller.

Fareastdriver
5th Mar 2015, 16:41
. . . after he slipped the surly bonds

That was John Gillespie Magee. He wrote the poem 'High Flight' brilliantly put into song by John Denver.

hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wrz715AXqw

Union Jack
5th Mar 2015, 16:49
Probably best summed up here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plcpt4Cp3z8

Jack