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1. 2001 At-Risk Survivor: Aircraft Airhead
There's a time and a place for everything. But attacking your ex-lover with a knife while he is piloting a plane in mid-air is generally regarded as both the wrong time and the wrong place. Particularly by the other o
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2. 2008 Darwin Award: Low Flying Drunks
Canada | Sleeping residents of Chilliwack were awakened by the sound of a small aircraft flying lower than usual. The engine noise was like a mosquito, zooming too close too quick, then veering away. What the bleep was going on...? Darwin Award: Low Flying Drunks: Canada | Sleeping residents of Chilliwack were awakened by the sound of a small aircraft flying lower than usual. The engine noise was like a mosquito, zooming too close too quick, then veering away. What the bleep was going on...?
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3. 1998 Darwin Award: Don't Drink and Fly
One fateful day in April, a private pilot landed his Piper PA-32-300 at the New Bedford airport. To secure his aircraft against thieves, he inserted a gust lock into the co-pilot's control column, and padlocked it in place. This procedure is fairly common, except that the
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4. 2000 At-Risk Survivor: Coors Light and the Ultra Light
The antics of an unidentified Lafayette pilot are surely a source of private chagrin to his relatives. During his fly-by-night escapades, the jovial aviator enjoyed circling an area of town and toastin
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5. 1994 Darwin Award: Mile-High Club Failure
This account of an aircraft accident is quoted directly from the National Transportation Safety Board report, with comments added in parentheses for clarity. Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, Registration: N47506 I
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6. 2017 Darwin Award: Flat Hatting Pilots
Flying home from a week-long Naval event that included Low Altitude Awareness Training, two experienced military pilots traded off at the controls while 'flat hatting' at low altitude and high speed...
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7. 1999 At-Risk Survivor: Stupid Criminal Tricks
These are random snippets collected from emails over the past decade. Their origins and veracity are unknown. Seattle: When a man attempted to siphon gasoline
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8. 1995 Darwin Award: JATO Rocket Car
The Arizona Highway Patrol, when they came upon a pile of smoldering metal imbedded into the side of a cliff rising above the road, at the apex of a curve. The wreckage resembled the site of an airplane crash, but it was a car. The type of car was unidentifiable
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9. 2002 At-Risk Survivor: Wild Shot
Another gem from the FAA accident reports: A pilot and his passenger were hunting coyotes from the air, when the passenger accidentally discharged his shotgun into the right wing of the aircraft, causing the plane to crash.
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10. 2000 Darwin Award: High on Grass
A father-and-son team hired to mow the grass at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport decided that their skills with the lawnmower would suffice for a joyride in an airplane. Although neither was a certified pilot, or indeed e
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