U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Aviation
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 09-30-2009, 02:01 PM
4,455 posts, read 3,800,128 times
Reputation: 648


INDIANAPOLIS — A small, single-engine plane crashed into an open field in eastern
Indiana on Wednesday after the pilot became unresponsive and the plane started
to speed up and slow down at dangerous speeds, officials said.

The pilot may have had a health problem or was suffering from a lack of oxygen, officials said.

Read more at: Indiana Plane Crash: Pilot Of Small Plane Failed To Respond

Reminds me the small plane crash that golfing great Payne Stewart died from years ago...

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 09-30-2009, 02:29 PM
23,837 posts, read 21,025,610 times
Reputation: 9395
A single-engine aircraft at 25,000 feet is not normal. That's considered Class A airspace and is generally used by large aircraft. It sounds like the pilot was incapacitated and the aircraft climbed on its own until it couldn't climb any more (referred to as the service ceiling). A Mauney aircraft wouldn't benefit from an altitude that high to get from MI to IN. It will be interesting to hear the probable cause of this crash.

Speaking of Payne Stewart, I was in the JAX ARTCC airspace flying myself up from South Florida at the same time as Stewart's aircraft was passing through. I recall vividly hearing ATC's attempts to get the crew to respond. Unfortunately, those calls were never heeded.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Aviation

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top