TITLE

What Caused Cory Lidle's Crash?

AUTHOR(S)
Karlgaard, Rich
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;11/13/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 19, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on an aircraft accident involving a Cirrus plane which resulted in the death of professional baseball player Cory Lidle. In essence, Lidle and his certified flight instructor flew straight up a box canyon, a virtual box defined by airspace regulations. Radar tracking shows that Lidle was flying north up the East River in an approved visual flight rules corridor. A 45-degree banked turn results in a sudden loss of altitude unless the pilot add power.
ACCESSION #
23320109

 

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