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To: Old Sarge
"Is it possible he could have been that negligent about his fuel, especially with the wife aboard?"

I doubt that he ran out of fuel. The article says he was landing at the airport in Williamsburg. Even experienced pilots can be distracted in the traffic pattern, get too slow, stall and spin without sufficient altitude to recover.

26 posted on 04/20/2013 11:00:21 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Gotcha. I always ask questions that I hope others can answer...


27 posted on 04/20/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: billorites

I suspect more aircraft run out of fuel on a three mile final than anywhere else.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 11:02:51 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: billorites

Or bird strike.


46 posted on 04/20/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by Hulka
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