Cessna 207 down Kenai Peninsula AK

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by edo2000, Jul 16, 2017 at 11:01 PM.

  1. edo2000

    edo2000 Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Messages:
    172
    Location:
    Northern New Mexico
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    edo2000
  2. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    6,138
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Grundle Brush
    if I had the luxury of choosing a plane to crash, I'd choose the 207.
     
  3. Zeldman

    Zeldman Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Messages:
    5,082
    Location:
    NM or AK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Billy
    1000 feet and one mile is good flying weather there. I am wondering if following the shore line would have been better.
     
    AKBill likes this.
  4. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    6,138
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Grundle Brush
    If I had a nickel....
     
    Zeldman likes this.
  5. BrianNC

    BrianNC Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    610
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    BrianATL
    Flying between two trees and taking the wings off dissipated a lot of that energy.
     
    Zeldman likes this.
  6. Zeldman

    Zeldman Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Messages:
    5,082
    Location:
    NM or AK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Billy
    Yeah, the 207 can be slowed down a lot before impact. Plus that nose baggage will compress and take a lot of energy out of the crash.

    Then again, another good sled is gone.
     
  7. Stewartb

    Stewartb En-Route

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    3,600
    Location:
    Anchorage, AK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    stewartb
    That accident was near Hope and happened two weeks ago. I think it was on the 3rd? The weather that day was crap, especially in the rising terrain flanking Turnagain Arm and the upper Cook Inlet. I remember the day because the clouds were in the trees all day the 2nd much of the day on the 3rd until late evening. I got home in the mid day on the 3rd under a ceiling that varied between 400' and 700' and got a special. Not a fun day to fly.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017 at 6:22 AM
  8. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,146
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoCal RV Flyer
    Note to self: Fill suitcases with Nerf footballs. :)
     
    Zeldman and Stingray Don like this.