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Thu, Sep 21, 2023

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA32

Pilot Radioed The LUK Tower About 10 Miles Away From The Airport And Informed Them Of The Engine Trouble

On September 1, 2023, about 2038 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-32-300, N6868D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in accident near Cincinnati, Ohio. The pilot incurred minor injuries and the 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, she departed the Cincinnati Municipal Airport/Lunken Field (LUK), Cincinnati, OH, about 2010 for a local flight. During cruise flight, at an altitude of 4,500 ft mean sea level, the engine started to sputter and smell like burning oil.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2023

Lightspeed Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Delta Zulu Headset

Thriving in the Business of Saving Lives

September 2024 marks the one-year anniversary of the debut of Lightspeed Aviation’s flagship safety headset, the Lightspeed Delta Zulu. Since September 2022, upwards of ten-thousand pilots have benefited from the forward-thinking safety features engineered into Lightspeed’s premium Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headset. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Delta Zulu headset, Lightspeed is offering $100 off of the product’s retail price. The offer is good through 09 October 2023 and is available worldwide through all authorized Lightspeed dealers or directly from the Lightspeed website.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2023

Ottawa Man Charged with Stealing and Damaging Cessna 140

Of Close Shaves and Hanlon’s Razor

A 64-year-old Ottawa man who gained access to Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport (YRO) then stole and crashed a Cessna 140 is facing charges of theft exceeding $5,000, dangerous operation of a conveyance, and operation while prohibited. The Rockcliffe Airport is owned by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum—the Great White North’s national aviation history museum—and is operated by the Rockcliffe Flying Club.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2023

One Dead, One Injured in Washington State Seawind 3000 Accident

Heroic Bystanders Mount Rescue Effort

A Seawind International Seawind 3000 amphibious airplane went down in Western Washington-State’s Lake Sammamish on the morning of Friday, 15 September 2023. The accident, which occurred at approximately 11:10 PDT, claimed the life of one of the aircraft’s two occupants; the second individual sustained significant head injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2023

NTSB Releases Prelim Report on August 2023 PA-28-161 Accident

One Dead in Apparent Midair Break-Up

The NTSB has released its preliminary report a 17 August 2023 accident in which a Piper PA-28-161, registration N9855S, was destroyed and its two occupants, a pair of Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), were fatally and seriously injured respectively when the aircraft impacted a building in the vicinity of Ft. Pierce, Florida. The airplane was operated by Aviator College under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as an instructional flight.

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