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    Sounds bad. Hard to make sense of how any approach, or even a missed approach, puts them within terrain of the Muklung hills. Sad deal.

    http://kdlg.org/post/plane-crash-muk...ide-dillingham
    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...a-downed-plane
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    Sure sorry to hear this. Too many in the last couple weeks.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Hamon View Post
    Sounds bad. Hard to make sense of how any approach, or even a missed approach, puts them within terrain of the Muklung hills. Sad deal.

    http://kdlg.org/post/plane-crash-muk...ide-dillingham
    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...a-downed-plane
    Hard to believe that the pilot cancelled an IFR and was cleared to land from 20-miles out. It simply couldn't have been a missed approach out there . . . . .

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    Both pilots were found dead this morning.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ane-crash-site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Both pilots were found dead this morning.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ane-crash-site
    Very sorry to learn that. My condolences to families and friends.

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    Sad deal. Hope the families have the support they will need.
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    Very sad for everyone involved.......I was reading the preliminary report from the NTSB and was suprised to see this clearance. I hope the 2000 was a typo.

    "According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel, as the airplane approached Dillingham, the flight crew requested the RNAV GPS 19 instrument approach to the Dillingham Airport about 0757 from controllers at the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The ARTCC specialist on duty subsequently granted the request by issuing the clearance, with instructions to proceed direct to the Initial Approach Fix (IAF) to begin the approach, and to maintain an altitude of 2,000 feet or above. A short time later the flight crew requested to enter a holding pattern at the IAF so that they could contact the Flight Service Station (FSS) for a runway conditions report, and the ARTCC specialist granted that request. The ARTCC specialist then made several attempts to contact the aircraft, but was unsuccessful and subsequently lost radar track on the aircraft."


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    Wow. Not good.
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    During my instrument training it was common for my instructors to gauge my situational awareness by taking the role of ATC and issuing me a clearance that if I had followed would have taken me directly into rising terrain or a mountain. I must know what the highest point of earth or structure is at my position during flight and that is part of the four things I must know The answer to...are , #1 where am I? #2 where do I want to be? #3 How do I get there? #4 What keeps me there?

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