Report on the news that matters to your community and don't let us miss a beat. Send in your stories and photos.
My Recent Comments
A possible cause for this crash could be an indicated design flaw well known to both the FAA and NTSB for decades.
After a three year debacle with the FAA the NTSB closed their safety recommendation and walked away. Pilots and passengers continue to die or become injured possibly due to undetectable water in the fuel tanks the pilot cannot positively detect during the pre-flight of the aircraft.
Data Source: NTSB Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses
Report No: A-83-6
Status: CLOSED UNACCEPTABLE ACTION
Engine stoppage because of water in the fuel occurred most often
during the takeoff and initial climb phase of flight, and frequently bladder-type fuel cells such as Cessna Models C-180, C-182, C-185, C-206, and C-207.
SAIB Number CE-10-40R1 ISSUE DATE: JULY 30,2010
SUBJECT: AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM; WATER CONTAMINATION OF FUEL TANK SYSTEMS ON CESSNA SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANES.
SAIB NUMBER CE-10-40R1 INCLUDES THE 100, 200 AND 300 SERIES CESSNA AIRCRAFT
IN OTHER WORDS THIS IS THOUSANDS OF CESSNA AIRCRAFT!
Notice how the NTSB "investigation" conveniently fails to mention investigating the manufacturer for adherence to the certification of the aircraft where a faulty fuel system may have been at fault.
In my opinion, the NTSB could not investigate their way out of a paper bag! 5 months ago