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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Fatality


Thread: Fatality

Message: Fatality

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From: Chris Hughes <av-one at>

Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 15:27:52 UTC


  Wednesday evening, Ron Menhorn of Chapter #34 died in the crash of his
Acro Duster II while practicing aerobatics alone near Mt. Pleasant, PA,
southeast of Pittsburgh.

Witnesses said the airplane tumbled all the way to the ground.  News
photos indicate a near-vertical impact.  The plane was two years old and
the chute was one year old with a fresh repack.  Weather was CAVU.  The
FAA will begin investigation today.

Ron was 42 years old and a very careful, cautious pilot with excellent
judgment.  In his second year of acro, he was moving up to Sportsman
category this year.

His friend,

Chris Hughes


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