There's no denying that flying is fun, and usually it's safe. But not
always. The following is not intended for idle and morbid curiosity but
to act as a reminder that things can and do go wrong in the air.
I've made all reasonable attempts to get the facts straight. If you know more about a particular incident or accident (you were a witness, know the folks involved, etc.) send me an e-mail to set me straight. I am not any sort of professional accident investigator and these are not "official" reports. Feel free to do your own research.
The names of the pilots involved have either been omitted or changed to protect the privacy of themselves and their familes.
Comments on how to improve the following are welcomed. Anyone who wants
to help out with this is welcome to give a hand. Gotta warn you though, it's
not the happiest task. We need information on incidents and accidents that is
accurate as possible - who, what, where, where, when, and (if we know) how.
I'd like to get some statistics or info on the accident rate in the various
training programs - I know USUA publishes theirs, do I need to ask permission to
reprint this info, and if so who do I ask? I don't intend to see this limited
only to the United States, either (and it's not). Those outside of the United
States are asked to contribute as well since the dangers of aviation know no
Thanks in advance -- Broomstick (Beesticker@aol.com)
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