MITSUBISHI MU-2B-26A, EDGARTOWN, MASS., OCT. 6, 2000–The NTSB issued the final report and probable cause on the fatal crash of former New Jersey legislator Charles Yates. Yates, his wife, Anya, and their two young children perished when he failed to execute an ILS approach into Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY). The Board cited “the pilot’s failure to follow instrument flight procedures, resulting in a collision with a tree.
Horizontal situation indicator
Sandel Avionics announced that its latest SN3500 electronic horizontal situation indicator (EHSI) has received TSO approval from the FAA, clearing the way for immediate deliveries of the unit to dealers. Designed as a drop-in replacement for a conventional HSI, the $9,950 SN3500 includes a 3-ATI LCD display capable of presenting moving maps, traffic, Stormscope lightning strikes and WSI datalink weather.