Pilot Admits Inexperience, Credits God With His Surviving Aircraft Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

 

Tue, May 01, 2012

Pilot Admits Inexperience, Credits God With His Surviving Aircraft Accident

The FAA Offers Alternate Explanation

Jay Perdue figures at least three factors led to his surviving an April 19 accident that saw his Mooney destroyed, injuring himself and two others. He summed up the accident by saying “My situation overran my experience”. His airplane impacted terrain just beyond McKinnon (TN) Airport’s  3,000 ft runway and skidding between two trees before stopping in a grassy area.

Regarding his close call by missing the trees, he said “That was 100 percent a God thing. Pilots don’t do those sort of things, God does.” The Leaf Chronicle newspaper in Clarksville, TN, reports that Perdue escaped with multiple fractures to his right leg, shattered bones in his left hand, a broken nose and a few facial bone fractures. His 81-year-old father Joe suffered a shattered left knee cap and an abrasion on his arm. The other passenger Andrea Hollenstein suffered a fractured wrist and broken finger.

FAA investigators said Perdue’s status as a new pilot, having earned his license late in 2011 was a factor. Next, his attempt to land on the shortest runway he’d yet encountered increased the accident risk. Last, Perdue hadn’t verified wind direction and unknowingly attempted a downwind landing. Perdue said the plane, purchased to commute to his home in Amarillo TX was a total loss.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov 

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.21.15: Unlawful Photography? REALLY?, VA Flt Benefits, Pilatus 5M

Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500 With the FAA still stuck in the mu>[...]

AD: Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-05 PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an external life raft in the footsteps with cer>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.15)

MILAVIA MILAVIA, military aviation, is what you are going to find here! The site starts with modern combat aircraft, focusing on main fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.15): Flap Deflection Angle

The angle between the deflected flap and the chord line.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.15)

“The restrictions that the town has adopted, by its own calculations, would prohibit a significant share of all airport operations.” Source: Excerpt from a complaint co>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC