Two die after plane rented by Palo Alto flight club crashes in Alaska
Original post made on Jul 19, 2012
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on Jul 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm
The couple killed in this crash have been identified--
Australian couple killed in plane crash north of Fairbanks
by Rod Boyce / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jul 19, 2012
Updated 4 p.m. The people killed in the plane crash have been identified as pilot Stephen Knight, 64, and passenger, Gillian Knight, 60, both of Queensland, Australia. Next of kin has been notified. Recovery efforts are ongoing.
on Jul 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm
There seem to be a number of sites that data mine airplane accident reports, posting them, with some supporting data, soon after the reports start hitting the Net:
on Jul 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm
As a member of the West Valley Flying Club, I want to clarify a few technical points in the article. The club is a non-profit and does not lease planes or provide instruction. The club enters into agreements with members who own aircraft to manage the rental and maintenance of the planes. The mistake is a common one, because many for-profit flying businesses do lease planes and then rent them.
Likewise, the instructors at West Valley Flying Club are not employees. They are members who have been granted permission by the club to provide instruction in planes operated by the club.
Accidents like this are tragic. Thank you to Palo Alto online for not engaging in speculation about the cause of the accident.