GLEN DEVRIES ACCIDENT MAKES NO SENSE ABSENT AN ENGINE FAILURE
Glen Devries and his instructor were no novices in aviation. Devries was an instrument rated private pilot and his instructor an experienced flight instructor.
The airplane was a later model Cessna 172 with a glass cockpit with up to date avionics.
A training flight in such an airplane doesn’t include anything dangerous and the Cessna 172 has no history of in-flight break-ups or anything else other than seat slips on takeoff and engine failures that have been fatal.
This part of the flight, a descent to an airport should have been a non-event.
Close up pictures of the airplane’s propeller have not yet been published but it may give the first hint of loss of power.
This loss like all the others from airplane crashes are a sad reality in aviation but it will take lawyers and not the NTSB to find out why this airplane crashed.
No doubt that the NTSB will send its “go-team” to investigate this crash because of who perished but so long as it invites Cessna and the engine manufacturer to “help” chances of finding out what really happened are nil.
The Wolk Law Firm extends its condolences to the families of these fine men.
If we are engaged, we will find out why this accident happened like we do in all the others.
Arthur Alan Wolk
November 15th, 2021
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For more than 50 years, The Wolk Law Firm has concentrated its practice in the area of aviation law, with Arthur personally generating verdicts and settlements of more than a billion dollars during the last decade alone. He is known for obtaining and on appeal, holding, the largest verdicts for each type of air accident claim in recent aviation history.