Jeannette Symons Maine Crash


#1

Jeannette and her 10 year old son Balan completed a ski camp week at Sugarloaf, and on Friday 2/1, they drove to the Augusta State Airport (KAUG) to her Cessna Citation 525 in a rain/freezing rain storm. She refused de-icing on the plane; slid off the taxiway into a ditch, and departed at 5:45 PM in the midst of the storm. At 3000’ she declared an emergency and crashed into the ground in West Gardiner, Maine, about 10 miles from the airport, killing both.


#2

Whoa, let me get this straight???

She refused deicing in a potential icing situation
She slid off a taxiway **into a ditch **WITHOUT damage???

and she still took off after sliding into a ditch without substantial damage???

Something not quite computing in my simple mind :open_mouth:

Allen


#3

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