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Take off 'at your own risk,' pilot told

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This is a sad story about someone feeling rushed to "get there in time", as a consequence 3 lives were lost. This happened in an area I routinely fly through. I remember that day as a particularly densely fogged in one:

The last recorded conversation of the pilot who crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood in February reveals that moments before takeoff he was told — twice — that there was no visibility on the runway and he was flying at his own risk.

The exchange between pilot Doug Bourn and an unnamed Palo Alto Airport air traffic controller — detailed for the first time Tuesday in an audio recording released by the Federal Aviation Administration at the request of the Mercury News — does not suggest that Bourn contradicted advice or acted negligently.


http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-new ... ck_check=1

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