Comp Air 8 crash at KLRO (Mount Pleasant SC)


#1

Still developing news, but details are starting to come out. According to news, it is a Comp Air 8 kit plane and at least one was killed in the crash. If the reports are correct, then it would be this flight:

flightaware.com/live/flight/N882 … /KCOI/KLRO

postandcourier.com/news/2010 … ional-air/


#2

They released the name of the pilot that died in the crash here at LRO yesterday as Dustin Rabe, 29, of Los Gatos, Ca. He was employed as a ferry pilot, so I guess he was on a job delivering the accident aircraft. I looked him up and found a facebook page where he lists one of his likes as Flightaware, so I assume he was a member here as well. Very sad news - seeing something tangible like his facebook page always personalizes these things - much more so than just reading a newspaper article.

:frowning: :frowning:

RIP

www2.counton2.com/cbd/news/local … rt/156489/


#3

Dustin Rabe was the pilot and was ferrying the plane to Antwerp, Netherlands from Florida.
Had coffee with him 3 days earlier and chatted the previous day of the crash. He was a fellow transatlantic pilot and I have counseled him many times in these matters. The world of aviation will miss him!


#4

photo Dustin Rabe

News story and video


** Report created 7/20/2010 Record 1 **


IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 882X Make/Model: EXP Description: COMP AIR 8
Date: 07/19/2010 Time: 1800

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Substantial

LOCATION
City: MOUNT PLEASANT State: SC Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE ONE PERSON ON BOARD WAS
FATALLY INJURED, NEAR MOUNT PLEASANT, SC

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 1
# Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: METAR 21006 10 FEW030 32/23 A3007

OTHER DATA
Activity: Unknown Phase: Unknown Operation: OTHER

FAA FSDO: COLUMBIA, SC (SO13) Entry date: 07/20/2010


#5

Photos of a Comp Air 8