Associated Retired Aviation Professionals

Dear Friends of U.S.Read:

I need to restate something. This multi-part report we are putting out is "preliminary". We call it that because the NTSB's Final Report has not been released and in all likelihood some new factual data will be released along with their Final Report.

But we were convinced of two things when we decided to go ahead and release our analysis:

a. the NTSB's conclusion that tail separation was the cause of the crash is steadfast, and ...

b. we believed we had enough information that challenged their conclusion and we could find no compelling reason to delay our response. We were literally sitting on all this for months.

That said ...

... we've released Parts 2 and 3 of the report. You can get to them from our homepage,

 or from this direct link:


Victor Trombettas


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