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Old 06-25-2009, 09:04 AM
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Default Dan Lloyd RV-10 "Factual" report out...

The NTSB has released a "Factual" report on the Dan Lloyd RV-10 accident.

It is a long read....

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?e...20X01821&key=1
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:29 AM
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The NTSB has released a "Factual" report on the Dan Lloyd RV-10 accident.

It is a long read....

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?e...20X01821&key=1
A long, very important read. Pay attention and learn from this.

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Old 06-25-2009, 09:31 AM
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Pretty damning report. I hope we can all learn some lessons from that report.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:50 AM
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I might need to reread it, but what really happened? I know the pilot did some stupid things. but what really caused the crash, I didn't catch it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:53 AM
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Yikes. Doesn't matter where you intended to go, there's only one place you can get "in a hurry."

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Old 06-25-2009, 09:59 AM
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Like darn near EVERY accident report I've ever read...one break in the chain and the disaster may have been avoided. Wow, talk about a string of very bad decisions.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:00 AM
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Wow! Unbelievable!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:02 AM
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I might need to reread it, but what really happened? I know the pilot did some stupid things. but what really caused the crash, I didn't catch it.

I think it is here:

"Multiple wires showed no evidence of having being connected prior to impact. Examination of the cableing connected to the electrical system's contactor relays, revealed that a cable was not secured to its corresponding terminal on the contactor relay.

Further examination revealed that the terminal bore no evidence of dimpling or indentation and its interior surface was sooted."

&

"the engine required a constant and stable source of electricity to operate the fuel injection, fuel pumps, and engine control computer. "
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:06 AM
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I think it is here:

"Multiple wires showed no evidence of having being connected prior to impact. Examination of the cableing connected to the electrical system's contactor relays, revealed that a cable was not secured to its corresponding terminal on the contactor relay.

Further examination revealed that the terminal bore no evidence of dimpling or indentation and its interior surface was sooted."

&

"the engine required a constant and stable source of electricity to operate the fuel injection, fuel pumps, and engine control computer. "
That pretty much confirms reports from last year, not long after the crash.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:23 AM
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..."the engine required a constant and stable source of electricity to operate the fuel injection, fuel pumps, and engine control computer. "
and propeller.

Couple that to a low time pilot in a fast and slick plane with complex systems. Toss in an unproven engine, propeller, airframe combination and the outcome was almost a foregone conclusion.

The only "good" outcome of this accident, if there is one, was that it happened before he loaded up his family and left for Boston. My heart goes out to all of them.
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