My X's Aircraft Accident Report


Some of you may know my ex-wife. She had started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year.

Yesterday afternoon, she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting when she was forced to make an emergency landing in Southern Florida  because of bad weather. Some would call it a crash or an accident at the least. Our kids were with me at the Beach House this weekend.

The National Transportation Safety Board officials have issued a preliminary determination citing pilot error contributing to the accident. She was flying a single engine aircraft (a basic model, at best) in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating.

The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured.

The photograph below was taken at the scene showing the extent of damage to her aircraft.

She was very lucky!!

as you can see her broom wasn't damaged to badly.


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1 Response Feb 19, 2009

a good story i like the ending very funny