CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 19

Accident Case Study

WATCH NOW
thoSe were the nAtionAl
trAnSportAtion SAfety boArd
(ntSb) Sobering findingS, whiCh
ConCluded itS inVeStigAtion of
An ill-fAted flight thAt ended
A few Short minuteS After
tAkeoff, ending the liVeS of A
pilot, hiS wife, two Children,
And A buSineSS ColleAgue.
It is a chilling testimony to just how quickly things
can go wrong in certain weather situations-even
for an experienced, well-trained pilot flying a
capable aircraft.

The most prominent weather feature in the area was
a cold front that had moved south across the region
earlier that morning-behind it was a band of moisture
that, in combination with freezing temperatures aloft,
created the potential for dangerous icing conditions.
The pilot and his passengers had departed New
Jersey's Teterboro airport in a Socata TBM 700, a
high-performance aircraft that can cruise at nearly 300
knots and up to 30,000 feet-well above the weather.
The aircraft should have landed safely in Atlanta a few
hours later-but instead it plummeted to the ground
from nearly 18,000 feet. Witnesses reported seeing
pieces of the airplane separating during flight, and
NTSB examination of the wreckage confirmed that
the outboard section of the right wing had separated in
flight at a relatively low altitude.

How could things have gone so badly wrong? The
events leading up to this terrible tragedy are the
subject of the Air Safety Institute's Accident Case
Study: Delayed Reaction. Using audio of the pilot's
discussions with air traffic control and factual
information from the NTSB, the ASI has pieced
together the story of this tragic flight and examined
the factors that led to its sudden, shocking end in
the hopes that we as pilots can learn from them
(airsafetyinstitute.org/acsreaction).
Machteld Smith is an aviation technical writer
for the Air Safety Institute. She holds a commercial
pilot certificate with multiengine, instrument, and
seaplane ratings.


http://www.airsafetyinstitute.org/acsreaction

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Vol. 4, Issue 4
The Journey of Becoming a CFI
Safety Seminar: Accident Case Study: Live
CFI Commentary: Something to Fear
CFI Tips: Takeoffs & Landings
ASI Message: Into the Ice
Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
Safety Quiz: Ice Flight
Safety Spotlight: Words to the Wise
ASI Online: Weather Wise - VFR into IMC
CFI Tools: Flying the Weather
Chief's Corner: What's the Weather Really Like?
Pilot Safety Announcement: It's a Drag
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 2
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - The Journey of Becoming a CFI
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 5
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Safety Seminar: Accident Case Study: Live
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - CFI Commentary: Something to Fear
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 11
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - CFI Tips: Takeoffs & Landings
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - ASI Message: Into the Ice
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Safety Quiz: Ice Flight
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Safety Spotlight: Words to the Wise
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - ASI Online: Weather Wise - VFR into IMC
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - CFI Tools: Flying the Weather
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Chief's Corner: What's the Weather Really Like?
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