"We dared to think, in that other Irish phrase, that this John Kennedy would live to comb gray hair, with his beloved Carolyn by his side. But like his father, he had every gift but length of years." --Ted Kennedy.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
RETRO FILES / JFK, JR
AVIATION'S TOP KILLER--Writing in Salon.com, aviation writer Phaedra Hise, a small plane pilot herself, discusses the conclusion of the federal National Transportation Safety Board report on the July 16, 1999 fatal crash of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s Saratoga Piper Cub. NTSB called it pilot error "failure to maintain control of the airplane during a descent over water at night, which was the result of spatial disorientation." Writer Hiss asks: "Did Kennedy attempt a solo night flight too soon?"