|Pilot on Cell Phone When Killed (in VA), FAA Says|
|Michael Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 3 Mar 2006 12:52:18 -0500
I'm not really trying to jump on the anti-cell phone bandwagon here,|
but I heard this on the news on the way home yesterday and thought it
might be of interest to the TD readership.
I suppose it could be argued that this could similarly have happened
Like many of you, I have been nearly clobbered more than once on the
By the way, there has also been some recent news articles about
Best wishes to PAT for a speedy recovery, and welcome back!
This is a printer friendly version of an article from http://newsleader.com.
Article published Mar 1, 2006
MOUNT SIDNEY - A Spottswood pilot killed last week after crashing his
The agency's preliminary report prepared for the National
1st. Sgt. Jeff Pearson, of the Virginia State Police, said the
Pearson estimated Hickin's Cessna was traveling between 120 and 140
Pearson said, "We're not aware of any mechanical or medical
Hickin and the unidentified man he was talking to on the cell phone
"There was an apparent attempt for the person on the ground to
Witnesses described the plane as circling the area before the crash.
The FAA has taken fuel samples from the aircraft and will disassemble
Hickin was an experienced commercial pilot who recently left
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