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2007 Taquan Air Plane Crash
By Mike McComb


August 28, 2008

If you read the entire accident report you will find that the pilot was previously suicidal and also taking anti-depressant medication at the time of the accident which would NOT allow him to be legal to fly an aircraft.

The report also states that he lied on the medical application about his medical and mental condition so he could obtain the required medical certificate to fly an aircraft under the FAA guidelines.

Taking prescribed anti-depressant medication is a disqualifying factor to obtain an FAA Medical Certificate.

He should have never been flying that aircraft for Taquan Air and the worst part is he knew it!

Mike McComb
Flagstaff, Az

About: "Commercial Pilot for the past 25 years with 13,000 hours flight experience"

Received August 21, 2008 - Published August 28, 2008



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