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Location: Texas

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Two die in plane crash

A small plane with two people aboard crashed during a rainstorm

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The twin-engine Beechcraft 55 plane crashed at 10:55 a.m. soon after taking off about 12 miles away from the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, said FAA spokesman Christopher White. He said the plane was headed for Venice, Fla.

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A thunderstorm was moving through the city at the time of the crash. "It looked like there was some pretty heavy wind," said Chris Spanovic, who watched the plane go down from two blocks away.




I took a look at the weather radar online. That was not just a rainstorm. It was a line of severe weather moving through the area. To takeoff in weather like that is either stupid or suicidal.

Of course, today I received an update from faasafety.gov which contains this cryptic quote:

"It takes approximately 1 hour to learn the fundamentals of flying. It takes a lifetime to know when not to fly...."

1 Comments:

Blogger Monica said...

sad...could've so easily been avoided

12:06 AM  

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