UND Pilots

Jul 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

University of North Dakota student pilots are back in the air after taking a 24 hour pause following a series of mishaps during the week.  UND aviation officials ordered the safety stand down Wednesday night.  Chief Flight Instructor Jeremy Roesler says safety is number one.  Roesler says it’s been a number of years since they’ve taken such action.  UND students can log 500 to 700 hours of flying time on any given day.  

Among the mishaps…a landing gear malfunction Saturday night that caused aplane to land hard at the Grand Forks Airport.  On Wednesday a student pilot ran off the runway and into a grass field upon landing.  No one was injured in either incident.

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