Dr. Richard McGlaughlin was once again heading for Haiti in his Cirrus SR22 as he had done regularly in the two years since the deadly and devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake of 2010. This time his 25-year-old daughter, Elaine, was accompanying him on the medical supply mission. About 45 min. after departing Miami and heading southeast over the ocean, the Birmingham, Alabama, pilot-physician noted that his aircraft’s engine oil pressure had dropped markedly. He decided he had best ...


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