Friday, March 23, 2007

Ex-Wife's Flying Career

Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:40:29 -0800


My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year. Yesterday afternoon, she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting when she was forced to make an emergency landing in South Burnaby because of bad weather.

The NTSB issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: she was flying a single engine aircraft in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating). The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured.

The attached photograph was taken at the scene and shows the extent of damage to her aircraft. She was very lucky.



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