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Piper Meridian crashes after takeoff from HPN

Old 13th Jun 2014, 15:56
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Piper Meridian crashes after takeoff from HPN

Sad story, the pilot was killed. Richard Rockefeller MD, a great guy and well known philanthropist. Had flown down from Maine to have dinner with his father on his 99th birthday.

Rockefeller-owned plane in fatal crash near Westchester County Airport
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 22:30
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I wonder if the pilot was instrument rated?
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 23:49
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You can pull up the certificates of any pilot in the US on the FAA web site. Yes, he was.
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 00:26
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I have a little bit of time in a Meridian, nice airplane. Wonder what happened.
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Old 15th Jun 2014, 06:00
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Apparently, weather was a major contributing factor in this tragic accident.

Being instrument rated, low ceiling and visibility shouldn't have prevented the pilot from executing full control of the flight envelope.


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