298 Pilatus PC-12 NC Crash – Lack of Avionics Proficiency leads to Chaos in the Cockpit + GA News

Have you ever struggled to enter a flight plan or an instrument approach into a GPS navigator? If you fly with an autopilot, do you know how to use it, and how to use all of its modes? Today we talk about the cockpit voice recorder transcript, just released by the NTSB, of two Pilatus PC-12 pilots who crashed in North Carolina. What you’ll hear is chaos in the cockpit. Unbelievably, the two pilots struggled during the entire 27-minute flight, to enter a flight plan into the aircraft’s FMS system.

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221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

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Summary
221 Max talks with Rob Mark about the crash of a Pilatus, three miles off the coast of North Carolina, that killed 8 people including 4 teens a little over a week ago. There are a couple of unusual things about the flight which may have contributed to the accident. It was a short flight, just 61 miles, to bring a group back a duck hunting trip. There was weather in the area, but the aircraft was VFR.

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