NTSB: Lack of Experience Factor in Crash

 - January 19, 2007, 10:55 AM

The NTSB final report on the May 2005 crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B found several causes, notably the pilot’s mishandling a partial power loss in the left engine due to his lack of recent flight experience and recurrent training. While flight logs provided by the family showed the pilot had more than 500 hours operating an MU-2, his last MU-2 flight before the accident flight was 14 years earlier. Four people were killed in the crash. The NTSB also found the pilot had apparently falsified his FAA records, including using two different names and social security numbers.