The October 4, 2007 Weekly Accident Update is now posted at
www.thomaspturner.net <http://www.thomaspturner.net/> .





FLYING LESSONS suggested by this week's report:

Lessons learned from Beech experience are universal. Consider them in
any make and model of airplane.



** The days are getting shorter [in the Northern Hemisphere] and that
usually results in an increase in deer strikes on landing when touching
down at or shortly after dusk. Many animals like to stand or lay on
paved surfaces shortly after sundown to soak up stored heat.



** Be aware that bird and animal strikes are likely to be more frequent
from now through the end of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.



** Fatigue can significantly impact judgment and dexterity, and the
psychological effect is greater after dark. When making a "go" decision
you must consider not only your condition before taking off, but also
(and more importantly) your likely fatigue state at the end of the
flight.



** Many times, shoulder harnesses have literally been the difference
between life and death, even in relatively low-speed aircraft impacts.







OF INTEREST TO ALL PILOTS



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published new
<http://www.ntsb.gov/alerts/SA_011.pdf> guidance to pilots for avoiding
thunderstorms. Released as part of the NTSB Final Report on the severe
thunderstorm penetration that led to legendary test pilot Scott
Crossfield's death, this guidance reminds pilots that avoiding
thunderstorms is "primarily [the pilot's] responsibility," and outlines
the role and limitations of Air Traffic Control in helping pilots avoid
severe weather encounters.

Also linked from the NEWS <http://www.thomaspturner.net/News.htm> page
of www.thomaspturner.net <http://www.thomaspturner.net/> .







NEW PISTON BEECHCRAFT REPORTS THIS WEEK



** A Be35 struck a goose..



** The nose wheel of a Baron 55 collapsed..



** A B55's landing gear failed on landing..



** A Baron 58 struck runway lights on takeoff..



** A Beech 23 went off the runway on landing..



** A B35 impacted obstacles during an attempted night landing..



** An F33A's engine failed and the Bonanza became stuck in treetops..





For more information, commentary and analysis see the Beech Weekly
Accident Update link at www.thomaspturner.net
<http://www.thomaspturner.net/> .





Fly safe, and have fun!



Thomas P. Turner, Master CFI

Mastery Flight Training, Inc.

www.thomaspturner.net <http://www.thomaspturner.net/>





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