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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Earhart's Crash Site And Debris Field Conceivably Found in a 1938 Photograph

Michael Ashmore Continues Investigation

New information has been unearthed concerning the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s crash site, thanks to analyzing a 1938 photograph. Michael Ashmore, of RoadtoAmelia.org, released this statement describing the photograph in question during the second week of September: “The body of this December 1938 photograph shows possible remains of an impact scar, starting at the beach and running approximately 20-40 yards into the vegetation. Suggesting Amelia's angle of approach during ditching and ultimately leads the way to a debris field of previously unseen wreckage within the photo. The debris is seen as shapes piled up in a heap and being semi camouflaged under a canopy of trees and shrubs..."

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

GAMA Supports US Admin’s Initiatives Promoting Sustainable Aviation Fuel

A White House Briefing Lays Out Goals For The Future

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association shows their support of the Biden Administration’s steps to expand the development, use and production of sustainable aviation fuels. A Fact Sheet, released by the Biden Administration, shared its planned actions to reinforce the future of sustainable fuels in aviation. The briefing states that goals include producing three billion gallons of sustainable fuel, reducing aviation emissions 20% by 2030, and growing good-paying, union jobs.

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Cessna A185F

As The Tailwheel Touched Down, The Airplane Veered To The Right

On September 8, 2021, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N185BB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Arlington, Washington. The flight instructor, pilot rated student and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional. The flight instructor of a tailwheel airplane reported that, after the pilot rated student performed several landings, he assumed control of the airplane to demonstrate a wheel landing. During the landing roll to runway 16, as the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered to the right. While attempting to correct with brake and rudder, the airplane exited the right side of the runway and ground looped to the right.

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172E

Just Prior To Lifting The Nose For Takeoff, He And His Passenger Heard A Noise

On September 2, 2021, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172E airplane, N3965S, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Enterprise Airport, Enterprise, Oregon. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that that just prior to lifting the nose for takeoff, he and his passenger heard a noise and felt a bump that was different from the normal sounds made when taking off from a grass strip. After departing the airport, they visually checked the main landing gear which appeared normal.

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Thu, Sep 16, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 175

During The Landing Rollout On The Grass Runway, The Airplane Turned Hard To The Right

On September 10, 2021, about 0940 central daylight time, a Cessna 175 airplane, N9343B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hot Springs, South Dakota. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, during the landing rollout on the grass runway, the airplane turned hard to the right. The left wing impacted the terrain, and the airplane skidded to a stop. The airplane came to rest upright with the left main landing gear partially separated. The airplane was modified to conventional landing gear through a supplemental type certificate kit in 2013.

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Thu, Sep 16, 2021

AD: Hélicoptères Guimbal Helicopters

AD 2021-19-04 Prompted By A Report Of Cracks Discovered On The M/R Scissor Link

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hélicoptères Guimbal Model Cabri G2 helicopters with any metal bushing installed on the main rotor (M/R) swashplate guide bellcrank. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks discovered on the M/R scissor link during scheduled maintenance on several helicopters. This AD requires removing all metal bushings from service, visually inspecting the lug bore area and depending on the inspection results, removing certain parts from service and installing certain part-numbered plastic bushings. This AD also prohibits installing any metal bushing on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 12, 2021.

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