I was wondering if anyone else here finds the crash of Mike Connell’s Piper Saratoga on December 19, 2008 just a little suspicious? Reg number is N9299N. Preliminary report is at ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_i … 2815&key=1
This story has largely gone unreported in most corporate news channels. Connell has played central role as an IT guru in the election scandals of the Republican party. It is said that he was going to spill the beans, and many people suspect that his plane was tampered with. It has also been reported that he had to abort at least two flights in the recent past due to suspected sabotage/tampering. I was first leaning toward icing, but now I am not so sure. (Do a google search on “Spoonamore”, a colleague and whistleblower) There are some good videos where he details the problems.
My biggest question at this point is, with the advanced avionics of his plane and his familiarity with the area, how in the world was his plane so far off course? (his last flighttracker location puts him at no more than 1/2 mile or so off course at about 6 miles out, so he had plenty of time to line up) Then add in the inconsistencies of the report such as his last reported heading and the direction of the crash and it gets a little weirder.
As someone who follows politics fairly closely and has an interest in aviation, I am curious if anyone else here has looked into this more closely.
If there are any people interested in tossing this around a bit I would really appreciate it.