An important part of the Aviation Consumer magazine Used Aircraft Report monthly feature is the accident scan section. For any used model, a look at the most recent 100 wrecks that make the NTSB database is the same as it’s been for years: Pilots are wrecking aircraft for the same reasons they always have. We know that many of these wrecks might have been avoided with better maintenance, better training, better judgement and simply by buying the right airplane in the first place. In this episode of Aviation Consumer Live, Aviation Consumer’s Larry Anglisano and Rick Durden talk about some recent reports (and some older ones, too) they studied in the Used Aircraft Guide and offer some tips on what you should and shouldn’t do if you break an aircraft.
Want more? Look for the Stupid Pilot Tricks annual feature in the January 2024 issue of sister publication IFR Magazine.