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Temsco Crash... Reality

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Author: JH's PC culture   Date: 10/8/2018 7:32:30 PM  +19/-4  

JH deletes factual posts on the reality of this crash. Again....Pilot error. Mountainous conditions, poor weather, flat light conditions. Anyone who has flown in the Juneau ice field knows what happened here. Icing and the method in which cargo was loaded had nothing to do with this accident. Blaming a base manager for not haulting ops is a joke as well. He was flying in poor weather, based on his own veteran adult decision to do so, and left the dog camp with self induced pressure to get back to Juneau and not spend the night on a glacier, got into flat light and crashed. Plain and simple. I'd rather spend the night drinking and eating fish and chips than freezing my arse off at a dog camp too.... but it's a recipe for disaster. If you don't fly with a keen strategy up in those elevated areas where ridglines open and close quickly,visibility changes, clouds roll in, and flat light exists, you're going to crash. It can be done safely with some discipline. The fact you would publicize you got into icing conditions over the radio isn't smart either only then to continue, it takes away any and all plausible deniabilty you have if questioned later. Icing is always existent up in those mountains to one extent or another, at varying altitudes and areas. Taking a chance on a ridgeline without insuring you can safely make the other side will eventually catch up to you. Departing off of dog camp in a soup bowl of white without a plan with reference and contrast, and enough of that to turn back around and land, will eventually catch up to you. 

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Temsco Crash... Reality +19/-4 JH's PC culture 10/8/2018 7:32:30 PM