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Seawind Saga: Pilot who crashed in Lake Michigan had 7 crashes in 7 daysDennis Collier, a licensed Traverse City pilot, paid $110,000 for the 2010 Seawind on a Saturday, ended up in the drink a week later, and on the way crashed — by his own account — seven times, in seven days in four states. (www.record-eagle.com) More...
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The fact that he had so many issues, but didn’t take it to a shop to get it looked at, speaks volumes.
According to the CFII that I fly with he got some help for the problem that he had at KFMN. It's hard to imagine every landing being a train wreck and living...
To me it sounded like he ran out of fuel twice. It is lucky he didn't kill someone on the ground. The story is not just about the airplane failing, rather a pilot who failed almost every time he had a chance.
That guy is a sad excuse of an aviator. Any reason for not permanently grounding him?
I agree. No telling how many regs he busted. It's what makes the FAA so hard on the rest of us. Maybe not a permanent grounding but a large dose of training is certainly in order.
Perhaps a stint in a mental institution