Redline, Red Alert
By Aanthony Nalli
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Our pilot had 400 hours of experience in this particular rented Comanche 180 when he and his three passengers were packed and off Blue Sky City, MT for to a two-day seminar in higher education. It was a South Dakota beautiful day in December when they boarded the 180 with a thermos of coffee, full tanks, and plenty of runway 30 ahead of them.