Damn, that IS unlucky. Not the crash so much, but that fact that tried to land in the rain at Thermal on one of the 8 days of the year it actually rains there.
RIP med dawg, may your recliner be eternally comfy, coffee eternally hot and fresh-brewed, and may your phone never ring again at 0200.
If Cessna had only built those twins the way Douglas built their C-47... ... I guess there is something to Karma after all. Douglas apparently lived a very good past life.It was a SID that came out about 10 years ago.
New inspection requirement could ground Cessna 441 Conquest IIs
I'm not saying this had anything to do with this accident. There are a number of factors that can lead to an aircraft coming apart in-flight.
The 441 -- or all the twin Cessna for that matter -- are solid aircraft. As they get older, the maintenance costs increase and that stuff HAS to be done and they have to be treated right. You baby those geared engines on the 421, and they'll run like a champ. You abuse them, and you'll be replacing jugs and whole engines on a regular basis.
It's karma. You take care of your aircraft and it'll take care of you.
Based on your extensive investigation of the wreckage and other available evidence?What the heck? ATP with nearly 5k hours climbs up to altitude and suddenly can't control an airplane at night because of pilot error? Kneejerk reaction here, but that sounds retarded. How much thought and effort did it take to come up with that analysis? Not buying it.
He wouldn’t be the first or the most experienced pilot to have that happen, unfortunately.From everything I’ve heard about that pilot, he didn’t sound like the type that would lose control of an airplane in cruise. There has to be more to it. Autopilot chasing a failed gyro and the instruments stopped making sense?