On December 20, 2011, a TBM-700 crashed onto a freeway near Morristown, New Jersey. In this case study, we piece together the events that led to the tragedy, and discuss what we as pilots can learn from them.
Kevin Cook and Steve Clark, St. Louis TRACON
Dave Giberson and Corey Grafe, Philadelphia Tower
Ryan Williams, Anchorage Center
An exclusive interview with NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman.
For many pilots, the prospect of crash landing in water is one of the most terrifying things in aviation. Bryan Webster has been there, done that, and says they’re right to be afraid. Listen as he tells the tale of a wild flight that ended in the drink, and shares some of the knowledge he’s gained in 15 years of teaching water egress techniques. (Approx. 13 minutes)
Al Marsh highlights difficult airports.
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg on what the AOPA Air Safety Institute is doing to improve general aviation safety.
Fire, shelter, and water are key to surviving after an aircraft accident.
How the TKS anti-ice system works, and strategies for dealing with aircraft ice. Kevin Hawley, CAV Ice Protection Systems.
Engine failure! Straight ahead or turn back to the airport?
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