Instructor Fatally Injured In Utah Accident Was Helping Another Pilot | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **
** Airborne 07.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.18.14 **
** Airborne 07.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.16.14 **

Wed, Sep 05, 2012

Instructor Fatally Injured In Utah Accident Was Helping Another Pilot

CFI Did Not Know The Man He Offered To Train So He Could Fly His Plane Home

Pilots are known, for the most part, to be a helpful group of people, so it's probably not surprising to hear that a flight instructor in Utah offered to help a fellow pilot get up to speed in an unfamiliar airplane so that he could get home. Both were fatally injured when the airplane went down in an alfalfa field last Thursday.

The instructor was Robert Lamb of Woodland Hills, just south of Provo, UT. The pilot was Peter Morwiec of Ontario, Canada. Lamb had offered to give Morwiec, whom he had not previously met, five hours of free instruction in an Alarus CH2000 aircraft so that he could fly it back to Canada. According to a report in the Deseret News, Lamb told his wife he hoped that if he were stranded and couldn't get home that someone would help him out.

Witnesses told the paper that the airplane went down as a thunderstorm was approaching the area. Rancher Reid Jarrett said that the plane "just literally went up and turned and came straight down and hit." The plane went down near Nephi Municipal Airport (U14).

Lamb had been a licensed pilot for more than 20 years, but had only recently become a CFI and started a flight training business at Spanish Fork Airport (U77).

(Alarus CH2000 photo from file. Not accident airplane)

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.21.14: Koontz' Barber Award, ESA Spaceplane, Model Flyers Fight FAA

Also: Boeing's 787-9 Demo, Hartzell's TBM Wonder-Prop, More Santa Monica Maneuvering, Garmin Global Pilot, Even more TSA Stupidity Greg Koontz has been named the recipient of this >[...]

Airborne 07.18.14: MH17 Shootdown Tragedy, ForeFlight Update, Honoring Apollo 11

Also: UK To OSH--By Microlight, On The Eve of Oshkosh 2014, FAA OKs SpaceX TX Launch Site, Extra-Capacity Q400 NextGen Details of the shoot down of MH17 are changing rapidly and ve>[...]

FAA Grants Re-Issues Hawker Beechcraft STC To Flyht

Covers AFIRS for 700/800/900 Models The FAA has granted a re-issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Hawker Beechcraft 700/800/900 model aircraft to Flyht Aerospace So>[...]

OSH2013, Day One, Revisited: ICON, Pelton, Cessna, SubSonex, BendixKing

Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixtee>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.14)

Diamond Aviators Association The Diamond Aviators Association (the DAA) is a membership organization established to educate, promote the safety of, and support the owners and pilot>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC