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Return Flight, KIRP > KPRC, including crash site.

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Once I'm on a roll, it's hard to stop.:-lolThe wives are loading shopping packages from the mall.George and I took in the Riverside Auto Museum.I found the Corvette Grand Sport replica of my dreams. Only $43,000.I haven't bought it yet.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52086.jpgEven with four and fuel aboard, C172 climbed like a banshee from 695 ft,compared to climb performance out of KPRC at 5040 ft. Can you say "density altitude" ?We had 25 knot headwinds going home. From the east. Go figure.I flew most of the way, except at the crash site.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52087.jpgOur trip was on Monday. We had not heard about this accident on Mt. Mohon, on Saturday.An 20 yr. old Embry-Riddle Aero U. student "parked it" hereon his triangle solo from Prescott to Kingman to Bullhead City.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52088.jpgGeorge took over flying low around the mountain (it's his plane).There was an orange flag on the mountain top, to indicate the rescue had taken place. No orange paint on the plane.Crash site is well below peak. He was found hiking in the middle of nowhere by a State Highway Patrol heli.VERY lucky, only a sore knee from his walk. I don't think I should report the alleged "the accident cause" in a public forum. http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52089.jpgWe're home. This runway is only used for non-prevailing winds.This day, 16 knots, but pretty much down the runway.This makes for very heavy traffic, since normally two parallel runways are used.On long final, we had to make a 360 for an over-taking Commanche. He said "Hi George" to us.This does not make the tower happy, since radio transmissions are "continuous".http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52091.jpg

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That is some dramatic landscape, Dan. Are accidents like that common in the area? And why would some student be flying so low over such dangerous terrain if he was looking to join the mile-high club?Best regards.Luis

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>That is some dramatic landscape, Dan.I have to say it's even more dramatic when you are all alone in the plane. My first solo cross-country passed by the north side of the "crash mountain" on a 87 nm. route to Kingman. The engine hiccupped once. My heart-rate zoomed near "max-exercise". I have NO idea what caused the engine blip. :-)>Are accidents like that common in the area?Nope, GA engine reliablity always amazes me. :-bigangelThis route is used all the time for training solos, by Embry-Riddle Aero U and the other two flight schools at KPRC.>And why would some student be flying so low over such dangerous terrainAn excellent question. There's an implication in my post based on hearsay. I would not want to be him at his ERAU de-briefing.And, I'd guess he may be discussing his "intentions" in person with the FAA, and maybe even the NTSB. No fun here.>. . . if he was looking to join the mile-high club?After the reviews, he may have to buy airline tickets if this is an objective.And, of course, this could lead to another can of "enforcement" worms.Good to hear from the tropics. Been golfing in 55 deg. weather here.

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