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User currently offlineConjureMe From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Hello all,
I have been thinking about the last fatal crash here at Purdue which happened to be a Beech Duchess about 10 years ago (I think). I was wondering, does anybody know where I could find a complete accident list for Purdue aircraft? I just want to get a sense of our safety record.


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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1343 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
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User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Try this link:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=CHI97FA290&rpt=fa

I was a Freshman at Purdue when that happened. My first home football (and Coach Tiller's, as well) was saddened by this event. There was also a sleep-walker that walked off a balcony at one of the fraternities that weekend, too.



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User currently offlineMD11Fanatic From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Wow Molykote, you were close!


Being as that's a college atmosphere, I wonder how much of that sleep walking was alcohol induced. I find myself in all sorts of strange places I didn't start out at after a heavy night of partying/drinking.


User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting MD11Fanatic (Reply 3):
Being as that's a college atmosphere, I wonder how much of that sleep walking was alcohol induced. I find myself in all sorts of strange places I didn't start out at after a heavy night of partying/drinking.

Actually, none of it. Everyone on campus assumed the same thing, but the toxicity report showed the kid was clean. He had a history of sleep walking. This time he just walked in the wrong direction.

Back on topic, The report above doesn't mention it, but from what I heard, the REAL reason the plane crashed was because the instructor was doing a simulated engine out on take-off. I guess the instructor had been known for having students perform a normal take-off and then would reach over and throttle back one of the engines, forcing the student to react. Unfortunatley, this time the student react quick enough. However, this is all "through the grapevine" type information, so you can take it with a grain of salt.



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User currently offlineConjureMe From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Quoting PurdueAv2003 (Reply 4):
The report above doesn't mention it, but from what I heard, the REAL reason the plane crashed was because the instructor was doing a simulated engine out on take-off.

This is also what I have heard about the duchess accident. After that crash, Purdue no longer allowed actual single engine go-arounds, only at altitude.



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User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Umm, why dont you just ask Dillman??

User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Don't forget in 2002, there was the "Purdue 13" non-fatal aircraft write off of one of the warriors. I was on the safety comittee investigating that crash. You may remember the picture of the student sitting with her head in her hands with an upside down airplane behind her at the golf course.


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User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2986 times:

Quoting Loggat (Reply 7):
Don't forget in 2002, there was the "Purdue 13" non-fatal aircraft write off of one of the warriors. I was on the safety comittee investigating that crash. You may remember the picture of the student sitting with her head in her hands with an upside down airplane behind her at the golf course.

Can you say "fuel valve"?  banghead 

I think Prof. Stanley was working on a STC for a new fuel valve that would allow you to cross feed the tanks on the Warriors when I left, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know if they installed the new valves on the Purdue fleet?

While we're on the subject, how about the guy that plowed the Arrow from Lafayette Aviation into the woods near the Purdue golf course. I heard a bunch of rumors about alcohol and the "Mile High Club", but never found out the true story. Anyone have the lowdown?



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