| "Grand Forks is still a safe place to live. . .
It's too bad we don't realize that diversity is what makes this
nation so great. Just because we happen to be Caucasian doesn't
make us the only Americans." -Al Palmer, director of flight operations
at UND [Dakota Student 06-Nov-01
Oct 2, 2005 UND
Plane Forced to Land in Alaska
July 9, 2004
student pilot hurt in plane crash
2 FatalUND Pilot completed the SR-22
training course on December 12, 2002-Died
a month later, January 18, 2003 in Hill City, MN ( The flight lesson
entitled "IFR Flight (Non-rated)" was not conducted.)
UND PILOTS DRINK FLY AND DIE
1 Fatal UND PILOTS
DRINK FLY AND DIE
UND Mourns Loss of Frat Brothers Piloting
Plane In Wisconsin
Vivian Nelson ATP,
Responds to UND Aviation Faculty & Supporters
UND Aerospace Cover - Ups
UND Aviation Students Complain
about "Laptop Program"
Boasts About Offering "Crash Courses"
for Pilots From the Middle-East
More UND Aerospace
Accidents and Mishaps
Take the the member of the UND
collegiate flying team who
taxied into a parked maintenance vehicle after conducting
a safety meeting!
Or how about the MESABA 3250
pilot who looked out his window to discover a UND
plane coming right at
him at 12 O'CLOCK!
Or the DYNAMIC
rollover of a Huey Helicopter
by a UND instructor in Mesa Arizona?
HELICOPTER DESTROYED ON GROUND VIBRATIONS LEAD TO
TB-9-XXX, occurred on 10/02/1995
at DECATUR, AL "As
the airplane accelerated for the takeoff, the
airplane veered off the left side of runway 18.
When the student pilot attempted to regain
control of the airplane, the throttle knob came
off the throttle control lever . .
MIDAIR COLLISION UPON
HEARING THE COMMENT "OH MY GOD"
THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TURNED TO SEE A SINGLE
ENGINE, RETRACTABLE GEAR AIRCRAFT, AT
APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET OFF THE LEFT WING .
PA-28-XXX, occurred on 01/16/1999 at GFK
WHILE PRACTICING LANDINGS THE
TAIL ROTOR STRUCK A PLASTIC TRAFFIC CONE USED TO
IDENTIFY THE LANDING ZONE. A POST FLIGHT
INSPECTION REVEALED DAMAGE TO THE TAIL ROTOR
ASSEMBLY WHICH WAS DETERMINED TO BE UNAIRWORTHY
BE THE MANUFACTURER. Aircraft Accident:EUROCOPTER,
N189ND, occurred on 8-07-98 at GFK
Aircraft Accident: Piper PA-44-180,
occurred 02-22-2000 at GFK A PA-44-180,
N190ND, OWNED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AND
FLOWN BY DAKOTA
PETER MICHAELS LANDED GEAR-UP AT GRAND FORKS, ND
Aircraft Accident: PIPER
PA-28-161, occurred on 09-18-1999 at GF
International, ND A PA-28-161, N243ND, OWNED
BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
AND FLOWN BY JOHN RUDLOPH EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE
8KCAB, N67ND, July 28, 2003 in Stephen, MN
"he said he thought we hit a bird, but we had lost the right wing of
the plane..." The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the
transmission line and the pilot's continued operation with known
deficiencies in equipment. Factors to the accident were the power
lines and the low altitude the pilot was flying at.
PA-28-XXX, occurred on 04/11/1999 at GFK ALSO,
FLIGHT TRAINING WITH UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SHOULD
DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL STUDENT PRACTICE AREAS TO
REDUCE CONCENTRATION OF STUDENT PILOTS IN A GIVEN