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NTSB report shows pilot and passenger were in plane “not to be flown”A preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows a pilot and passenger were riding in a plane that was “not to be flown." (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...
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It's hard to feel sorry for the pilot... He was told by the Mechanic not to fly it as it was not airworthy and did so anyway... Killing him and his passenger... It is pilots like this that give so many of us a bad name... Thanks for Sharing.
As is often the case - a wet ticket and a fat bankroll = disaster. I've seen it many times.
while you are correct - a 50 year old 140 doesn't exactly imply a "fat bankroll" :)
Googled “wet ticket” but came up empty. Is that a “guaranteed thing?” A rubber stamp?
wet ticket as in the ink is still wet from being issued
Wow. Might as well play Russian Roulette. There's always a chance everything will come out alright, but a big chance it won't. I feel bad for the pilot, and especially the passenger, but the pilot was told, 'Don't fly this airplane.'