Okay, the news got about 90% of their facts wrong.
Fact 1: This pilot landed safely at Joliet and because the FBO was closed, he was calling around looking for fuel.
Fact 2: I know Fact 1 because he called me at DPA looking for fuel.
Fact 3: He was talking to a woman in the background while he was talking to me on the phone and said to her "Yes, it would work if we siphon fuel from that because it's a high-wing airplane."
Fact 4: He wanted to know how far of a drive it was from JOT to DPA so he could bring a couple of gas cans here to fill them with 100LL. "All I really need is about five gallons of avgas," were his exact workds.
Fact 5: When he spoke to me on the phone he stated that he was trying to land at DPA and blew right by it because he couldn't find it as his GPS 'crapped out'.
Fact 6: This plane did NOT crash on landing, it crashed on take-off.
All of this points to pilot error and a case of gettheritis. It's a tragedy, but given the facts, it could have been very much avoided. :banghead:
Sorry to hear that bud
What's that huge minivan like thing the CAP has next to the 182's? (the airplane, that is)
GA-8 Airvan. It's CAP's platform for the ARCHER remote sensing system as well as an airborne truck to haul things around in. Basically, it's CAP's answer to a Caravan since they needed something that can do what Caravans do but without the turbo-prop. Don't get all that excited about it, though, it's not that comfortable of a plane to fly in.