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FAA: Teen broke rules with
late-night plane flight

Associated Press, by Phillip Rawls

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 1/3/2013 7:09:09 PM

JASPER, Ala. — Federal authorities said Friday a student pilot wasn´t following regulations when he took off with two friends on a late-night flight New Year´s Day that crashed in north Alabama and killed everyone aboard. Federal Aviation Administration records show that the pilot, 17-year-old Jordan Ryan Smith of Jasper, received a student pilot certificate in February 2012. On Thursday, the FAA pointed to regulations that say "a student pilot may not act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying a passenger."

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And now, the reality. Three caskets, made possible by the very poor choice of one. This event brings back some very painful memories for me personally. We love and miss you, "Bama".

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/3/2013 9:47:19 PM     (No. 9097408)

Student pilot, no multi engine rating, at night, terrible weather with low ceilings, passengers. What else could go wrong. He wanted to fly but couldn´t wait.

That´s why the poem starts, "Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth."

And the rest of this beautiful poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.:

"And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I´ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov´ring there
I´ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I´ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I´ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Up2Here, 1/3/2013 9:58:07 PM     (No. 9097416)

No private pilots license.
No multi-engine rating.
No instrument rating.
No permission.

Its hard to rationalize an irrational situation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 1/3/2013 10:55:26 PM     (No. 9097462)

As a parent you pray every time they walk out the door......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BreakRight, 1/4/2013 1:36:57 AM     (No. 9097607)

An early candidate for the 2013 Darwin award... maybe 2 more candidates, if they were aware the "pilot" had no license, but the student pilot shoulda known better. Probably all 3 were good kids, slackers don´t take up flying; a terrible waste of these young lives.

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