Fatal DA40 crash in UT

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Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Rich » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:49 pm

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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby CFIDave » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:05 pm

Wow, from the pictures it looks like it hit nose down, left wing low -- the left wing is broken off and the nose suffered tremendous damage. Looks like the plane might have impacted while in a spin.
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Erik » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:11 pm

Wow - how horrible. It sounds as if he was a student pilot, but relatively experienced at this point working toward his commercial.
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby blsewardjr » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:48 am

Final NTSB report is out -- Lost control while practicing commercial manuvers in gusty winds that he may not have been aware of prior to departure -- https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20160718X60527&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Tommy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:25 am

Erik wrote:Wow - how horrible. It sounds as if he was a student pilot, but relatively experienced at this point working toward his commercial.

You're kidding, right? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Erik » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:33 pm

Tommy wrote:
Erik wrote:Wow - how horrible. It sounds as if he was a student pilot, but relatively experienced at this point working toward his commercial.

You're kidding, right? :shock: :shock: :shock:


Why are you saying kidding?

Anyone and I mean anyone can make a stupid mistake.

For example there was a long time factory pilot from Mooney who made the classic stall spin accident during base to final turn in a Mooney a few years ago. Experienced or not we need to all know that it is vigilance that keeps us safe.
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Tommy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:38 pm

The implication is that the pilot is "relatively experienced" at 109 hrs. total time.
I don't think so. ...and a Mooney is not a Diamond.
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Erik » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:20 pm

Tommy wrote:The implication is that the pilot is "relatively experienced" at 109 hrs. total time.
I don't think so. ...and a Mooney is not a Diamond.


...I was talking about the factory test pilot though. I don't have such an example for Diamond of course.

Anyway I think it is important when there are such tragic events to know that without ever vigilance it can happen to any of us.

A separate story - the designated pilot examiner, a fellow with 15,000 hours died about 7 years ago in a scud running incident in the mountains. Sounds like a real newbee thing to do, and something he certainly taught not to do - but as it turns out he did that sometimes when no one was looking. Unfortunately. SO I was sort of reacting with him in mind, that experience is not the whole thing, but modesty is good.
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Re: Fatal DA40 crash in UT

Postby Antoine » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:06 am

Ouch poor guy. That's really saddening.
If I understand correctly he was doing a spiral dive which is intended to simulate a landing approach in hostile terrain in a an emergency. So the plane would have been steeply banked, relatively slow and near the stall and he must have caught a nasty wind shear and stalled a wing.
What makes me scratch my head is that the DA40 should recover form a spin almost by itself...
That's awful... such a young guy ... RIP.

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