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September 30, 2007

Obstructed Fuel Line Downs Swift

Bad Week For Mother Nature v. Aircraft

There are some sad lessons to be found in the following NTSB preliminary accident summary... an aircraft (a GC-1B Swift, file photo below) that hadn't flown for quite a while was flown without (apparently) proper inspection and downed by causes clearly associated with its long down-time. OK, folks... preflight, preflight, preflight... and if there are any questions, be sure to have a qualified aircraft tech look things over before taking flight.

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