Pilot in Fatal Airplane Fire Crash Warned Superiors of High Winds | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

 A factual aviation crash report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board concludes that a pilot killed this spring in an aircraft crash, while fighting a fire in Fort Carson, Colorado, repeatedly warned officials that winds were too high and strong, but was urged by officials to push on.  The pilot was killed April 15, 2008 when his single engine air tanker nosedived and crashed into the ground.  The NTSB airplane/aircraft crash report relating to the pilot’s death was released during December, 2008.


The pilot who was killed in this airplane crash flew a single engine air tanker for an aviation company that contracted with the Department of Defense for fire-fighting.  The report notes that the pilot had indicated to dispatchers that he did not want to head to the Fort Carson fire if winds were stronger than 23 m.p.h.  The actual wind speed there was reported to be gusting to approximately 38 m.p.h.  As the pilot approached the fire, he lost control of his aircraft causing the airplane to crash, causing the wrongful death of the pilot.


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