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    Deadly crash in Maine

    Heres another runway incursion with a vehicle
    http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/1...relatedSidebar

    This one didnt turn out well at all. Going to get expensive when this dust settles.
    I havent been to RKD for a couple years, but understand the only way to access some hangars is to drive across the runway. Really poor planning


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    Very sad. My condolences.
    Remember , the light at the end of the tunnel may be you .O wind of heaven by thy might save all who dare the eagles flight, and keep them by thy watchful care from every peril in the air.

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    This is sad.

    Did I read it right, aircraft MUST transmit on the radio, but autos can just listen... Looks like both the pilot and driver had some issues to cause this.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    My condolences to the friends and family.

    ***************************************
    ** Notice created 11/19/2012 Notice 1
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    IDENTIFICATION
    Regis#: 6142F Make/Model: C172 Description: 172, P172, R172, Skyhawk, Hawk XP, Cutla
    Date: 11/16/2012 Time: 2150

    Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
    Damage: Destroyed

    LOCATION
    City: ROCKLAND State: ME Country: US

    DESCRIPTION
    AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, STRUCK A VEHICLE AND CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA, THE
    3 PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED, NO INJURIES TO THE 1 PERSON IN THE
    VEHICLE, ROCKLAND, ME

    INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 3
    # Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
    # Pass: 2 Fat: 2 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
    # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

    OTHER DATA
    Activity: Unknown Phase: Take-off Operation: OTHER

    FAA FSDO: PORTLAND, ME (EA65) Entry date: 11/19/2012
    Baloney is still baloney, no matter how thin you slice it.

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    The NTSB preliminary report:

    NTSB Identification: ERA13FA059
    14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
    Accident occurred Friday, November 16, 2012 in Rockland, ME
    Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6142F
    Injuries: 3 Fatal.
    This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

    On November 16, 2012, about 1645 eastern standard time), a Cessna 172N, N6142F, was substantially damaged when it impacted a non-airport vehicle and then subsequently impacted terrain during takeoff from Knox County Airport (RKD), Rockland, Maine. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured and the occupant of the non-airport vehicle was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 with the intended destination of Bangor International Airport (BGR), Bangor, Maine.

    According to an interview with the driver of the vehicle, he was driving his private vehicle on the taxiway and had followed another aircraft out to taxiway "alpha." The other airplane continued down taxiway "delta" and he proceeded with his vehicle to the hold short line of the runway. He announced his intentions on the common traffic advisory frequency using a radio in his vehicle, heard no response nor saw anything on the runway, and he proceeded to cross runway 31. He subsequently saw something grayish in color, continued to cross the runway, and then got out to inspect what he saw at which time he observed an airplane attempting to climb. He continued watching the airplane drift to the left of the runway and make a left turn as if attempting to return to the airport. Subsequently, the airplane was then observed in "slow flight" and then it began to "spin."

    According to an eyewitness statement, the airplane was observed departing to the west and appeared to be doing a left climbing "chandelle" type maneuver. The airplane also had what appeared to be a high angle of attack. About 200 feet above ground level the navigation identification lights were observed rotating slowly counter clockwise. The airplane then appeared to pitch down and descended behind trees.

    Examination of the airplane revealed that it impacted the ground in a nose down attitude, next to a tree, approximately 2,200 feet from the initial impact location with the vehicle, and subsequently caught fire. The right elevator was in the vicinity of the initial impact location on the runway. The airplane came to rest on a heading of 346 degrees.
    Baloney is still baloney, no matter how thin you slice it.

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    This has been a devasting event in this part of the world. We're a pretty small aviation community. All of the parties involved are well-known and well-liked. To say that it is a senseless tragedy is an understatement. A lot of people are really hurting right now.
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    Condolences to all involved.
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    More in the news today, the collision tore off the right elevator;
    http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/2...y-says-report/

    Jim

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