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February 03, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA38

Mixture Was In The Full Rich Position And Moved The Throttle Levels With No Response From The Engine

On December 2, 2020, about 0751 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-38, N2420F, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near North Perry Airport (HWO), Pembroke Pines, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to the flight instructor, the purpose of the flight was to fly the traffic pattern with the student pilot. Prior to the flight, they performed a preflight inspection with no anomalies noted. After performing several takeoffs and landings in the traffic pattern, the flight instructor’s &

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Powering Up... Robinson R44 Now Offered With Lithium-Ion Battery

TB17 Is Substantially Lighter Than The R44's Standard 29.5-Pound Battery

Robinson Helicopter recently added the TB17 Lithium-ion battery to its R44 options. TB17 by True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument, offers substantial weight savings, improved starter performance, and longer life. At 16 pounds, the TB17 is substantially lighter than the R44's standard 29.5-pound battery, reducing the helicopter's overall weight by 13.5 pounds. Lithium-ion chemistry provides a higher voltage than lead-acid batteries for improved starter performance. The Lithium-ion battery's internal heater ensures optimal performance in cold temperatures as low as -40°C. Typical battery life is 8 years with minimal required maintenance (visual inspection

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Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements NTSB Meeting Scheduled

The Board Meeting For The Most Wanted List Will Be Webcast To The Public

The NTSB has announced its intent to hold a public board meeting March 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST) to finalize its 2021 – 2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. The NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements is a communication strategy through which the agency identifies its top safety improvements that when made will prevent accidents, reduce the number and severity of injuries, and save lives. The NTSB previously held media briefings to roll out its Most Wanted List, however, in response to a GAO report calling for more transparency in the development of the list, the NTSB opted to return to the board meeting as one way to h

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