Corporate flight department leadership and pilot decision-making skills played a critical role in the 2007 in-flight fire and crash of a NASCAR Cessna 310R that killed five people and destroyed two homes – “an accident made even more tragic because it could have been so easily avoided,” according to NTSB acting Chairman Mark Rosenker. The crash was one of two July 2007 accidents dissected at a Jan. 28 NTSB hearing at Washington headquarters. The other involved a July 27, 2007 midair ...

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