What a sad accident I’ve got for your consideration this month. Typically, we explore accident chains with links comprising bad weather, complex system failures, inexperienced crews and difficult ATC transactions. In this month’s accident — the loss of a Premier I (N50PM) — we find great weather, a well-maintained, beautifully equipped aircraft, competent systems and a helpful controller. Indeed, there seems to be only one link in this accident chain — the use ...


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