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    Default ANyone have any info about the Kluane lake BC Maule crash?

    I have only seen a basic news article. I knwo the pilot. He was heading for OSH, just wndering if anyone else was flying along in anotehr plane or what.
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    Dang. Bad news indeed.
    Glassy water landing on a big glacier water lake.
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    Default Re: ANyone have any info about the Kluane lake BC Maule crash?

    I also know the pilot; in fact, I'm a close relation. I spoke to the pilot the night of the crash, and I picked him up two days later.

    There were no other planes flying in train, or involved in any way, so far as I know.

    He told me the water was not glassy, and that the conditions were in all ways ideal for landing.

    I'm afraid we just have no good theories about what happened yet. I wish we did.

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    Hmm, the newspaper report tried to make it sound glassy by the comment about it being unusually calm. Figures they would get that wrong.

    Certainly a horrible tragedy all the way around...
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurenh View Post
    I also know the pilot; in fact, I'm a close relation. I spoke to the pilot the night of the crash, and I picked him up two days later.

    There were no other planes flying in train, or involved in any way, so far as I know.

    He told me the water was not glassy, and that the conditions were in all ways ideal for landing.

    I'm afraid we just have no good theories about what happened yet. I wish we did.
    Please send him our sympathies and let him know that we will be saying a prayer for him. Tough thing to live with.

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    Default Re: ANyone have any info about the Kluane lake BC Maule crash?

    Float Pilot Hmm, the newspaper report tried to make it sound glassy by the comment about it being unusually calm. Figures they would get that wrong.

    Certainly a horrible tragedy all the way around...
    Indeed.

    I think the reporter meant that the very light chop described to me was unusually calm for that lake. As you say, it's not unusual for a news story to be this vague about a relevant detail.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if the official report glosses over the rudder-related mechanical issues that manifested during the final leg of this flight with a "pilot failed to maintain directional control during landing."

    Please send him our sympathies and let him know that we will be saying a prayer for him. Tough thing to live with.
    I will, and it is. Thank you.

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    After the accident that took those precious little girls at Illiamna a few years ago I put these on my key rings. The only good that comes from a tragedy is that those of us still living might learn something to prevent repeat tragedies. I'm sorry for the loss.

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    Good point/idea. Ive got four on the way. Thanks.

    Godspeed to the pilot and family

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