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Crash At COS  
User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 915 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17757 times:

Yesterday there was a single engine Mooney that crashed at COS
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=171307&catid=339


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User currently offlinecovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15059 times:

I live 2 KM away and didn't even know. Yesterday was some pretty bad IMC. Less than 1/4 SM vis, RVR less than 1800ft, 0 ft CIG.


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineCaspian27 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15059 times:

Rest in Peace.

I heard this plane on the radio not long before the crash.



Meanwhile, somewhere 35,000 ft above your head...
User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14617 times:

It was a USAF 1st Lt and his wife.

User currently offlineCOS777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11653 times:

I'm not exactly sure why he tried to land at COS. Weather was below minimums and icing had been reported; not a good mix. The forecast yesterday morning was for it to be partly sunny by the time he got here, but it ended up being cold and foggy all day. Too bad he didn't divert to APA or PUB. The weather was much better in Denver (9SM & 12,000 Few), and APA is only an hour away by car and they flew right by coming from South Dakota. It's going to be a sad Christmas for the family they were coming to visit.

Compared to two people losing their lives it doesn't mean much, but COS was closed for 2 hours after the crash and people were bussed up to DEN during that time.


User currently offlinedashman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6981 times:

It is a shame but it happens a few times every year. It happens many more times and people outwitt fate. It is a grim reminder to abide by minimums.

User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5960 times:

Quoting spudsmac (Reply 3):
It was a USAF 1st Lt and his wife.

Yep, and a LOT of my buddies knew the guy. They've taken it pretty hard. Pray for the families guys...if there's EVER a bad time to lose a family member, this has got to be one of the worst.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6688 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

RIP

Not enough info yet be it reminds me of a similar accident in France two months ago, a Mirage F1 pilot and aerobatics ace, taking the family on a small GA plane during bad weather and crashing. Maybe they feel a little too confident ?



New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
User currently offlinedeltadart106 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Any idea on the cause of the crash?

User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting COS777 (Reply 4):
The forecast yesterday morning was for it to be partly sunny by the time he got here, but it ended up being cold and foggy all day

There have been quite a few crashes due to pilots thinking the weather will improve, but didn't. You have to be very careful. Maybe he didn't have enough fuel to continue to an alternate. Yes, I am familiar with the FAR's about alternate airports. But you would think that with his flying experience, this wouldn't have happened!


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