Skip to comments.Lake Tahoe plane crash: Twin-engine jet accident kills all passengers, FAA says
Posted on 07/27/2021 10:18:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin
It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the Bombardier CL 600. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft crashed at 1:18 p.m. on Monday while the pilot was attempting to land at nearby Truckee-Tahoe Airport.
The owner of the aircraft and the flight plan were not immediately made public, although authorities later said it might have come from either Coeur d’Alene, Idaho or Florida.
The CL 600 is a multi-seat business jet with twin engines mounted on the rear fuselage and a distinctive T-shaped tail. The jet can hold as many as 14 passengers and two crew.
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My understanding is that T-Tails are notorious for control issues.
Well that is certainly informative. Must be why the call it news.
“Flight tracking website FlightAware.com shows that the only aircraft of that type that was due to arrive in Truckee this afternoon came from Coeur d’Alene (Idaho), and carried the tail number N605TR. Cirium fleets data shows that airframe is owned by Tarco Aircraft Funding LLC and entered service in late 2007.”
As a man who flies all around the world I dread when i hear news of this, though I know stats wise you have a much higher chance getting killed driving than a plane, but still.
I would never fly in a small plane. They’re always having crashes. I don’t get people who think they are safe. Their rate of crashes seems not to be very good to me.
What is AARF?
I’m think this is the answer.
Little Orphan Airy investigations
My father was a pilot, his brother a flight instructor, and I learned to fly a plane before I could drive a car - (no teke-offs & landings tho). Two of my sons are pilots, one a Navy pilot, and his wife is a Marine pilot.
I feel safer in a plane than on the road where so many 30 and under are texting while driving.
Especially commercial. Trust me. Commercial pilots are almost 100% extremely careful and not risk-takers.
Yes, most crashes are human error - because humans are not perfect. When you examine total flight hours to crashes, even light planes are safe. Mechanical problems do occur, but are rare and most do not result in death.
I hate to break the news to you, but you are full of it.
Aircraft like land bound vehicles are operated by people of widely varying skill levels.
And even some of the most skilled have no fear of death and get killed doing things that even a test pilot or astronaut would never attempt.
I am not familiar with that airport but considering the temperatures, a first thought in my mind would be the gross weight, whether loaded within the envelope, density altitude, and of course the captain’s skill level and reputation for caution or lack of caution.
Some of the best I knew are dead, varying all the way from students to highly skilled airline captains....most because they were more brave than wise.
A misspelling of ARFF, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting. It’s the airport fire department that responds to accidents.
“Yes, most crashes are human error”
The golf course is Southwest of the approach end of 11 at TRK. If he was over there he probably overshot the turn to final on the circle to land approach that he was cleared for and made a basic mistake: accelerated stall low to the ground to try to get back to the runway centerline.
There were only 3 people on board an airplane that requires two pilots. So the 1 pax was probably not someone who would feel bad about a little edgy flying. The pilot would probably not have selected the circle to land approach with a full airplane, and may have elected to go to RNO or fly the missed approach for a second try.
The audio and ground track show a pilot flying who is confident and capable. Looks like he just overdid it on an approach that is always the most risky.
I recall a test pilot friend of mine many years ago saying there are old pilots and bold pilots but not old, bold pilots.
B B King was once asked by a reporter,” Mr King , you know you could fly to all these gigs and save a ton of time”.
King replied,” I am scared to fly”.
The reporter pushed on,” But you know you are statistically safer in a plane than on the highways”.
King further stated,” I don’t know nuthin’ bout your statistics. What I do know is when this bus breaks down it rolls to a stop on the side of the road and when that plane breaks down it hits the ground at about 700 mph. Actually your statistics are for everybody that flies. Folks like me would be in a plane every 2 days nearly year round. Put your math to that and see what it comes up with. “
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