Originally Posted by PirateJohn
The plane was built in 1969 and the pilot was 78 years old. Trice ... honestly ... what are your thoughts? Accident waiting to happen or just a coincidence? Lears don't seem to have a particularly bad history considering how many are in the air.
Like motorcycle crashes, airplane crashes are usually a combination of factors.
I think I read they took off something like 3:30 am.
"Nothing good happens on a motorcycle after midnight", is an old saying. Well, at least it is with me.
If they took off at that hour, nothing would surprise me about the condition of the pilot.