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C172 Crash Outside Of Palm Springs...  
User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 208 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

Friend of mine took a student up on the 18th from Joshua Tree to Palm Springs, and went down. Found the wreckage with my buddy, and student, inside.

I'm not going to get into detail - the article (and picture) speak for itself.

http://www.mydesert.com/article/2010...+airplane+found++occupants+rescued

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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Sorry to hear about this. Hopefully they can recover.

It was a particularly bad four day weekend in the US with seven fatal crashes - 17 dead.


User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1326 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Jeez .. it took them a long time to find the airplane ... thank goodness they were still alive ..

User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

I'm sorry to hear this happened to your friend. I hope both of them recover quickly. The desert around here can be a dangerous place when weather is poor (not saying weather was the cause, just it wasn't great yesterday).

User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

http://www.faa.gov/data_research/acc...y_data/events01/media/01_13073.txt

User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Thank you, RFields. I have a feeling it was MX related, but I'm not going to jump to conclusions.

Quoting SeeTheWorld (Reply 2):
Jeez .. it took them a long time to find the airplane ... thank goodness they were still alive ..

Honestly, the weather immediately after SAR was sent out was really bad... I'm thinking that SAR couldnt fly over the immediate area, and they had to wait for a clearing in weather. But anyways, the point is the same... They found them, alive. Its amazing how, granted the article did say hypothermia was setting in. Me thinks that had just a little more time gone by, they would have been dead.

There are so many people impacted by aviation catastrophies - on every level of severity. But not many of them in my position could say their friends/family member survived. I'm happy and humbled that I am an exception. To those people on ANET that have lost loved ones in accidents, my heart truly does go out to you. Because although I am surrounded by friends that are pilots, for the first time in my life, I almost watched someone close to me die from flying. And it was a reality check.

Fly Safe.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Though over a mountain range, I assume the weather on the Southern California coast is also impacting Palm Springs and the desert in that region.

Hope your friends are doing well. As you said - too often the result is no pleasant.


User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1943 times:



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 6):
Though over a mountain range, I assume the weather on the Southern California coast is also impacting Palm Springs and the desert in that region.

Yes, the weather has been very wet, and windy in parts of the desert.


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