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Old 08-14-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Three Mississippi couples died in a plane crash near Tuscaloosa Sunday morning. Eleven children are without parents. I knew one of the victims. She used to go to my church. May they rest in peace.

http://m.oxfordeagle.com/2016/08/14/...rashes-6-dead/
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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11 kids (between the 3 couples) were left orphans......not good.

A couple of the people were dentists. I wouldn't let an amateur dentist work on me and I wouldn't let a dentist that is an amateur pilot fly me around. Lets let the pro's stick to what they know!
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Four of the dead were dentists.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:45 PM
 
Location: AZ
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11 kids (between the 3 couples) were left orphans......not good.

A couple of the people were dentists. I wouldn't let an amateur dentist work on me and I wouldn't let a dentist that is an amateur pilot fly me around. Lets let the pro's stick to what they know!
Amen!!! Private pilots just do not get the amount of hours of flying time to really be proficient unless they have been say Air Force pilots in the past. This is a tragic occurrence. I hate reading about this sort of thing.

As for someone who is likely to post that this is inappropriate to mention, I say it is essential to warn people not to fly with private pilots in their small airplanes. These people were wealthy enough to fly first class on Delta for goodness sakes.

Big sigh....
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Johns Island
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These people were wealthy enough to fly first class on Delta for goodness sakes.
Flying Delta from Tuscaloosa to Atlanta, and then to Memphis or Jackson, then driving to Oxford, is an all-day affair I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

The best alternative would have been to rent a big SUV and drive. All three couples could fit in any SUV with three rows of seats. A simple 3-hour drive.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Flying Delta from Tuscaloosa to Atlanta, and then to Memphis or Jackson, then driving to Oxford, is an all-day affair I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

The best alternative would have been to rent a big SUV and drive. All three couples could fit in any SUV with three rows of seats. A simple 3-hour drive.
Not a three-hour drive from Oxford to central Florida.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:30 PM
 
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It's fourteen hours to Kissimmee (which I've driven to myself) to drive there from Jackson. It should be at least an extra hour driving that from Oxford through Alabama. I wouldn't want to drive that way if it killed me. Sadly, the choice to take a private pilot did. My sister's best friend's cousin is now orphaned because both her parents died in the crash. So sad.
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