Oil Man Killed by Oil...NTSB says.

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http://www.kotv.com/main/home/stories.asp?whichpage=1&id=90292

NTSB Report Released On Last Year's Plane Crash In Jenks


We are learning more about a small plane crash that killed a Tulsa oilman, his wife and their granddaughter last year.

Federal investigators say an inadequate pre-flight inspection failed to make sure the engine's oil cap was secure.

The Cessna crashed in a Jenks neighborhood in August 2004. Richard Dunham, his wife Debra, and 15-month-old Abigail Dunham were killed.

The report says apart from the missing oil cap, investigators found nothing with the plane. It crashed just minutes after takeoff when Dunham reported oil leaking on the windshield.

He was trying to land when the plane went down.
 

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Man...little mistakes
 

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C172gal05 said:
Man...little mistakes
My CFI refersher clinic (FIRC)facilitator tells the story of overhearing a new CFI telling a student when asked about pre-flights, "If you don't pre-flight the plane, you'll die!"

The FIRC facilitator ends the analogy by saying that we preflight planes to "preclude safety".
 

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Here's a couple pics from the crash scene:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/132994890/176724675DREUOV
http://community.webshots.com/photo/132994890/176725471KSVlrM

I remember that day like it was yesterday. This crash happened about 10 minutes after we had come in off a trip, and were getting into our cars to go home. He probably taxied right past us as we were locking up the plane.

The next day we were back out on another trip and we flew right over the accident site at about 1,000 feet on the upwind. Very sobering, and sad thought to know three people had lost their lives in that crash.

Because of this crash I double-check the dip-stick to make sure its tight and secure prior to takeoff.
 

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That is NOT me guys!

Note that the person whose album this is, is training at Spartan!

I've been out of that stage of my flying life for a quite awhile now!
 

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Ailerongirl said:
He's lying y'all...that really is him ;)
You're gonna go to hell for lying AileronGirl!

The kind of place where mormons in white shirts and ties, and Amway distributors haunt you for the remainder of eternity!
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The crash pictures look like some shots I took of an incident at the last airport I flew from.

One guy took off VFR in IMC conditions after the airport switched over to an uncontrolled field for night time and made it about a 1/4 mile from the airport then somehow managed to invert the cessna he was flying and "land" in some old womans back yard.

What a shame.
 

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KigAir said:
There are a few pictures there that make Megan look like the avatar girl.
Who the heck is Megan?
 

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its not him i know that dude that has that site

anyways

i was entering the pattern when this guy went down


ps

where the hell's my congratulatory thread???
 

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Ailerongirl said:
Oh come on now Kream! Why you gotta go spoil my fun! ;)
probably not the first time ive spoiled someones fun......
 

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Kream926 said:
its not him i know that dude that has that site

anyways

i was entering the pattern when this guy went down


ps

where the hell's my congratulatory thread???
You were entering the pattern when User997 went down, or the 210?
 
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FN FAL said:
You were entering the pattern when User997 went down, or the 210?

the 210
 
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