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4 dead after small plane crashes into South Dakota wind farm in fog
ap ^ | April 28, 2014

Posted on 04/29/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT by george76

A small airplane heading back to South Dakota after a Texas cattle sale crashed into a wind farm in foggy weather, killing the pilot and three passengers.

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Similar conditions contributed to a 2008 crash in southeast Minnesota. Federal investigators concluded the pilot of a 1948 Cessna 140 lacked proper instrument training for the day's foul weather. The National Transportation Safety Board's probable cause report also noted the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering around a wind farm.

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TOPICS: US: Minnesota; US: South Dakota; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aviation; energy; generalaviation; globalwarming; greenagenda; planecrash; windfarm; windfarms

1 posted on 04/29/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Not just birds.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 8:02:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: george76

Terrible.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 8:02:43 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: george76

Flying a bit low there, aren’t you pardner?


4 posted on 04/29/2014 8:03:48 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: george76

One notes that general aviation is so safe that any crash anywhere of a small plane in the U.S. is national news.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 8:06:33 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: george76

We should put windmills along our norther border to protect us from any incoming ICBMs. They apparently work well at taking down anything that flies.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: george76

Every time I drive by wind farms I think: Stupid. Stupid! Insanely stupid!

The progressives (and clueless useful idiots) feature these things in their propaganda. They show attractive men and women holding architectural plans in their hands while they look to the horizon (metaphorically to the future).

Not a single one of these damned farms is economically viable. They are all supported by tax money. And when they die, which they all will, they will remain a blight on the land, rusting hulks. No one will want to pay the money to plow them under. Oh wait, there’s always the taxpayers...


7 posted on 04/29/2014 8:12:50 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Every time I drive by wind farms I think: Stupid. Stupid! Insanely stupid!

Usually true, but around Palm Springs, California, they actually make sense. I'm sure there are a few other places like this. Holland also comes to mind.

8 posted on 04/29/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Uncle Chip
We should put windmills along our norther border to protect us from any incoming ICBMs. They apparently work well at taking down anything that flies.

Well, the thing about ICBMs is, they don't fly, they fall...

9 posted on 04/29/2014 8:23:12 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: george76

An accident of this type has long been talked about among GenAv circles. All of the pilot awareness issues aside, this has been coming for a while now.

The lawsuit should be EPIC, as a whole bunch of lawyers have been waiting for an event like this to happen.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: george76
Lots of wind farms and crop dusting around where I live. The crop dusters have started using helicopters around the windmills.
11 posted on 04/29/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Sometimes Murphy gets involved.
12 posted on 04/29/2014 8:30:05 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Holland also comes to mind.

Wind power is a complete disaster

...Denmark, the world’s most wind-intensive nation, with more than 6,000 turbines generating 19% of its electricity, has yet to close a single fossil-fuel plant. It requires 50% more coal-generated electricity to cover wind power’s unpredictability, and pollution and carbon dioxide emissions have risen (by 36% in 2006 alone).

13 posted on 04/29/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Just glance at a wind farm on Google Earth....and ponder...who on earth thinks these are ‘green’?

The footprint of turbines and connecting roads is enormous.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 8:39:28 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: george76

Not the 1st time this has happened. A Mooney that I think was scud-running hit a windmill near Oshkosh a number of years ago now. When they put the windmills up @ Tehachapi years back it really ticked off the soaring pilots that soared the ridges their.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 9:00:30 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: george76

I don’t know where the mistake is, but a Cessna 140 cannot hold four adults. Even two adults and two little kids are a stretch.

I used to own one. It is/was SMALL.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 9:09:58 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: rjsimmon
Well, the thing about ICBMs is, they don't fly, they fall...

You're right! We'll have to put the wind farms in space!

17 posted on 04/29/2014 9:10:57 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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You're right! We'll have to put the wind farms in space!

Dude, that could so totally work!!!

18 posted on 04/29/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

Put them on Capital Hill and they would run so fast they would break quickly.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 9:15:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: tallank

“Cherokee 140”

Cherokee 140 is also a two place plane. Without reading more than the clip of the article, I wasn’t sure if that reference was to the current crash or the earlier one...


21 posted on 04/29/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by Old Forester
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To: Old Forester

Upon reading the article, the current aircraft was a Piper PA-32, a Cherokee Six - six seats.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 9:41:23 AM PDT by Old Forester
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To: jim_trent

From the article:

Elizabeth Cory, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the Piper 32 was traveling from Hereford, Texas, to Gettysburg, South Dakota.

The Cessna 140 reference was to a similar accident, not this one.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 5:56:11 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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