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Old 10-01-2006, 09:32 AM
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It was in fact the nite JFK Jr. crashed into the Sound a few miles away also a tragic accident.
Accident? I thought it was a Clinton conspiracy to get Hillary the senate seat he would have won if they hadn't found a way to get him not to run!
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Hi folks,

I am probably the leading accident investigator over here for small and fast craft accidents.

If the driver is proven clear on a police breathaliser test, then that is that.

If I were the driver, I would be addressing accusations of drunk driving made against me by the police, the media or posters in forums through my legal representative !

If there is a history of collisions with the jetty because of poor nav mark lighting then the relevant authorites should take heed and address the issue. Over here, an acident report citing this a cause factor woyld result in immediate action by the relevant authorities.

Having said that, surely a properly prepared passage plan would have led the skipper of the craft to expect a major obstacle such as a pier whether lit or not and to drive at an appropriate speed and degree of caution in the vicnity?

If in doubt, stop and check !

Every accident that you walk away from should be considered a learning experience !

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It was in fact the nite JFK Jr. crashed into the Sound a few miles away also a tragic accident..
Was thinking JFK after reading Cigdaze's post. Arrived late at an un-known in the mountains, no tower and dusk mixed with forest fires in the area made for an interesting experience that almost taught me night flying the hard way............
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Hi folks,

I am probably the leading accident investigator over here for small and fast craft accidents.

If the driver is proven clear on a police breathaliser test, then that is that.

If I were the driver, I would be addressing accusations of drunk driving made against me by the police, the media or posters in forums through my legal representative !

If there is a history of collisions with the jetty because of poor nav mark lighting then the relevant authorites should take heed and address the issue. Over here, an acident report citing this a cause factor woyld result in immediate action by the relevant authorities.

Having said that, surely a properly prepared passage plan would have led the skipper of the craft to expect a major obstacle such as a pier whether lit or not and to drive at an appropriate speed and degree of caution in the vicnity?

If in doubt, stop and check !

Every accident that you walk away from should be considered a learning experience !

Kind regards,

Stuart
Hi Stuart,
Since you have the most credentials reguarding this thread I have to agree with you. Though the authorities don't always rush to change or mark a hazard. Sag Harbor, L.I. N.Y. had channels markers set up to run unsuspecting boaters into a submerger rock pile. Only after repeated calls to the coast guard division of navigational adds and a state senator did they repent. Meanwhile a local crooked marina and harbor master lined there pockets. Almost sounds like piracy.

Had a few learning experience's
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