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February 22, 2023

NTSB Opens Database Tool for GA Accidents

10 Years of Data Visualized in General Aviation Accident Dashboard

The National Transportation Safety Board has developed a new public-facing tool to analyze data regarding general aviation accident investigations. All too often a somewhat underdeveloped area of aeronautical safety, the inclusion of a specific subset of GA info within the The General Aviation Accident Dashboard is great to see as the industry looks to refine itself to be as safe as it can be.

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Classic Aero-TV: The DA42 NG -- Diamond Aircraft's Next Step

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Test Pilot, Rob Johnson, Introduces the Newly Certified DA42 NG

On April 10th, 2010, Diamond Aircraft announced the FAA certification of the company's latest development, the DA42 NG. In addition, the certification approved both IFR and FIKI operations. For existing DA42 owners and operators, the FAA also approved the conversion of TAE powered DA42s to the NG configuration, including the optional installation of the GFC 700 autopilot. Developed as an evolution to the turbo-diesel powered DA42 TDI, the DA42 NG pro

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NTSB Prelim: Mooney Aircraft Corp. M20

Engine Had A Low Manifold Pressure Reading And Then The Engine Sustained A Total Loss Of Power

On February 12, 2023, about 0958 central standard time, a Mooney Aircraft Corporation M20K Encore airplane, N304MA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Lakeway, Texas. The pilot sustained no injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he had recently purchased the airplane and he was relocating the airplane to his home base at the Outlaw Field Airport (CKV), Clarksville, Tennessee. During the preflight inspection, the pilot did not observe any anomalies. He reported that the airplane had 57 gallons of fuel onboard at takeoff and the eng

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