RotorPilot Posted July 3, 2003 Report Share Posted July 3, 2003 Pilot Crashes After ATC Denies Access... A pilot who said he ran out of fuel while circling outside the Washington, D.C., ADIZ, waiting for ATC to find his flight plan and clear him to enter, crashed four miles short of the runway on Sunday. The pilot and his two passengers suffered minor injuries. The Cessna 172 went down near Baltimore''s Martin State Airport shortly after noon, according to the FAA Preliminary Report (scroll for Record 10). "The controller told me they couldn''t find me in the system," pilot Dale Roger told the Baltimore Sun, and he kept circling for about an hour, waiting for an OK to enter the ADIZ so he could land at Martin Airport. Roger told the Sun that he had filed a flight plan, but the FAA said they had no record of it. "We''ve had continuous problems like these," AOPA spokesman Warren Morningstar told the Sun. "Flight plans are lost every day." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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