September 2016 Issue

Still More On JFK, Jr.

I recently read Mr. Marcumís excellent comments concerning the crash of JFK, Jr.ís Piper Saratoga II. As a pilot and flight instructor, and as a clinical laboratory scientist for over 50 years, Iíd like to suggest there are additional factors that command consideration. First, with no reported passenger in the right seat, was there an asymmetric load on the aircraft which was initially compensated by the autopilot? Could the pilot have experienced a runaway electronic trim malfunction when resuming manual control of the aircraft?

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