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November 24, 2006

Close Call With B747LCF Vortices Nearly Claims C172

Instructor Recovers After Aircraft Rolls 90 Degrees and Pitches Nose-Down Vertical 

And you thought YOU had some close calls? If you want a little pucker factor in your reading, check out a recent NTSB Prelim (below) in which a C172 on a training flight mixed it up with the vortices induced by a nearby experimental Boeing 747-400 LCF (Large Cargo Freighter) toting a hefty operating weight of over 630,000 pounds.

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