Pilot error blamed for 2009 midair cr...

Pilot error blamed for 2009 midair crash off Long Beach breakwater

There are 6 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Mar 3, 2010, titled Pilot error blamed for 2009 midair crash off Long Beach breakwater. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released its probable cause report of the fatal collision of two small planes May 18 about five miles south of the breakwater.

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BRAD

Glendale, CA

#1 Mar 10, 2010
JAMES CHOO WAS A TOP PILOT AND INSTRUCTOR! I THINK THERE IS ALOT MORE HERE THAN MEETS THE EYE. I THINK FOR THE NTSB AND FAA TO SIMPLY RELEASE A STATEMENT THAT BOTH PILOTS ARE GUILTY OF SEE AND AVOID IS INCORRECT AND LACKS THE REAL REASON FOR THE CRASH. TO ME, IT'S A COP OUT. HERE IS A TRUE STORY IN ALL OF THIS. JAMES WAS ON THE PRACTICE AREA FREQUENCY AS REQUIRED AND HAD ANOUNCED HIS POSITION AT LEAST TWO TIMES. THE OTHER PILOT WAS BREAKING IN A NEW ENGINE AND WAS BY HIMSELF. HE WAS THE ONE "BLOWING THROUGHT THE PRACTICE AREA" AS COMMONLY REFFERRED TO BY PILOTS. HE(THE OTHER PILOT) HAS NO KNOWN BRAODCAST ON THE "PRACTICE AREA" FREQUENCY AS REQUIRED. IF YOU GO TO THE AREONAUTICAL CHARTS THAT AREA IS DESIGNATED FOR JUST THAT. JAMES AND THE OTHER PILOT WERE BOTH GOOD MEN AND NOTHING WAS OBVIOUSLY INTENTIONALLY DONE. JAMES WAS MY INSTRUCTOR AND FRIEND. WE WERE TO FLY TOGETHER THE FOLLOWING DAY. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I MISS HIM VERY MUCH. BRAD BAIRD-NORWALK,CA
uns

Southern Pines, NC

#2 May 25, 2012
james was a goo person. always made sure area was cleared before doing any maneuvers
Jeffy

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 8, 2014
My friend joey k hurt his hedwig. He's okay but it's still sore and red.
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#4 Sep 8, 2014
BRAD wrote:
JAMES CHOO WAS A TOP PILOT AND INSTRUCTOR! I THINK THERE IS ALOT MORE HERE THAN MEETS THE EYE. I THINK FOR THE NTSB AND FAA TO SIMPLY RELEASE A STATEMENT THAT BOTH PILOTS ARE GUILTY OF SEE AND AVOID IS INCORRECT AND LACKS THE REAL REASON FOR THE CRASH. TO ME, IT'S A COP OUT. HERE IS A TRUE STORY IN ALL OF THIS. JAMES WAS ON THE PRACTICE AREA FREQUENCY AS REQUIRED AND HAD ANOUNCED HIS POSITION AT LEAST TWO TIMES. THE OTHER PILOT WAS BREAKING IN A NEW ENGINE AND WAS BY HIMSELF. HE WAS THE ONE "BLOWING THROUGHT THE PRACTICE AREA" AS COMMONLY REFFERRED TO BY PILOTS. HE(THE OTHER PILOT) HAS NO KNOWN BRAODCAST ON THE "PRACTICE AREA" FREQUENCY AS REQUIRED. IF YOU GO TO THE AREONAUTICAL CHARTS THAT AREA IS DESIGNATED FOR JUST THAT. JAMES AND THE OTHER PILOT WERE BOTH GOOD MEN AND NOTHING WAS OBVIOUSLY INTENTIONALLY DONE. JAMES WAS MY INSTRUCTOR AND FRIEND. WE WERE TO FLY TOGETHER THE FOLLOWING DAY. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I MISS HIM VERY MUCH. BRAD BAIRD-NORWALK,CA
As you see, someone has to take the blame so why not the person who cannot talk to defend themselves?
der boistrous

Houston, TX

#5 Oct 26, 2014
The Mad Man wrote:
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As you see, someone has to take the blame so why not the person who cannot talk to defend themselves?
I blame Jony Mitchell and Pat Kearns! And Chui's I's cousin from Payryrui! LEARN TO FLY BEFORE CUMMINGS!!!
franhardoon

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 26, 2014
uns wrote:
james was a goo person. always made sure area was cleared before doing any maneuvers
Yeah, James was a goo person. And now he's just goo. Ooh, gooey!

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