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#128554 - 03/27/08 06:15 PM Re: Student Pilot Survives Crash, Freezing Night [Re: JCWohlschlag]
GoatRider Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 825
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Originally Posted By: JCWohlschlag
Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo
The Rocky Mountain College student stayed with the 2006 Piper through the night. With overnight temperatures dropping close to zero, Trapp said, the student wrapped himself in an orange tarp to keep warm, and also was wearing a jacket and wool cap.

That is the part that baffles me somewhat. The student obviously had the forethought (or just luck, I guess) to bring a warmer jacket and cap. But, he didnít bring long pants?

Maybe the long pants had gotten "fouled"?
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#128556 - 03/27/08 06:25 PM Re: Student Pilot Survives Crash, Freezing Night [Re: GoatRider]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4964
Loc: SOCAL
Maybe he had a pair of those pants with the zip-off legs and was left with the shorts.

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#128945 - 04/01/08 12:17 PM Re: Student Pilot Survives Crash, Freezing Night [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
unimogbert Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 856
Loc: Colorado

NTSB preliminary report is posted here:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20080331X00400&key=1

Gotta wonder why he started checking his chart for terrain clearance AFTER he found snow/rain. He was already flying at night! (he was supposed to know the clearance before taking off, doncha think?)

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