Not the Cirrus, tower told the Metroliner to maintain speed.I think the tower told someone (maybe Cirrus) to keep your speed up.
25kt tailwind on the base leg.Not the Cirrus, tower told the Metroliner to maintain speed.
It's weird, the video ADS-B shows the Cessna 172 tracking direct to 17 left in front of the Metroliner instead of his runway 17 right where he landed. Maybe those runways are so close it's hard to line up exactly if VFR with no ILS?
Cirrus was flying correctly. It's indicated airspeed was 130 kts which was a TAS of 142 kts at the DA of 7500 feet. As the Cirrus turned on base the tail wind boosted it's ground speed to 167 kts. Basic airplane stuff, guys.
You know that it is a bad fire when forest fire fighters are the first on scene.UPDATE: (9:50 p. m. ) — Weber County Sheriff's Office reported that the man who initially survived the small-plane crash has now died. He was taken by air to a hospital in critical condition and was badly burned. Physicians at the University of Utah burn unit were not able to save his life. The...kutv.com
That plane crashed in one of my usual fishing spots. In fact, I would have been there had not the weather sucked so bad yesterday. I was doing touch and goes at that airport a week or so ago putting some time in controlled airspace.All seven people on a plane that crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Nashville on Saturday were presumed dead, according to authorities.www.tennessean.com
It's most certainly not the Swearingen's fault. In a subsequent video, Gryder found the controller at fault. I'm having trouble with that. Someone more experienced or who knows better than I do can correct me, but, isn't it true that in Class D, ATC is not responsible for separation--only to call out the other traffic--and that pilots remain responsible to "see-and-avoid"? I can't see the controller having responsibility, as he might've only had a second or two to react if he had seen the Cirrus overshoot in real time.I definitely do not think it was the Swearingen’s fault.
Correct, traffic information only, not separation in this case. Of course, if the controller notices a situation developing, they should take action, and indeed this one did, though there wasn't time to make a difference in such a case.Someone more experienced or who knows better than I do can correct me, but, isn't it true that in Class D, ATC is not responsible for separation--only to call out the other traffic--and that pilots remain responsible to "see-and-avoid"? I can't see the controller having responsibility, as he might've only had a second or two to react if he had seen the Cirrus overshoot in real time.
Private pilot training, or indeed any pilot training cannot possibly cover every possible eventuality. It is assumed that once you reach the necessary level of proficiency, the pilot will be able to adapt and learn as they go throughout their flying career.Gryder also cites the fact that private pilot training doesn't include opposing bases (unless of course you happened to train someplace with parallel runways) as if this somehow excuses the Cirrus overshooting final.