Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue
FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released another episode in its popular Accident Case Study video series. The latest video details the plight of a low-time, non-instrument rated pilot choosing to press on in worsening weather. Those decisions often end badly, and this time it cost a family of five their lives.
In Accident Case Study: Blind over Bakersfield, the Air Safety Institute analyzes what may have compelled the non-instrument rated pilot to press on, and eventually accept an IFR clearance to fly into instrument meteorological conditions, a decision that clinched the fate of the five on board. Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute in examining the circumstances that led to the tragedy. To view the accident case study and video, visit ASI at www.airsafetyinstitute.org.