The Power of 25

Think of it as a crash course in aeronautical trivia.

A Boeing 767-300 lands on Los Angeles International Airport’s runway 25L. (Sam Chui)
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8. Fly into instrument weather conditions without knowing how to fly on instruments.
Crashed: Piper PA-28-160, Jan. 4, 2009, Indiana, Pennsylvania

9. Make too steep a turn onto the base leg of the runway approach at too slow a speed. Crashed: Cirrus SR22, Feb. 2, 2008, Lindsay, Oklahoma

10. Fail to push the oil dipstick all the way back in.
Crashed: Piper PA-31 Navajo, Nov. 8, 2005, Ankeny, Iowa

11. Turn back to the runway you just took off from when the engine quits.
Crashed: Vans RV-6, Oct. 28, 2006, Turlock, California

12. Overload the aircraft with parachutists who bunch up in the aft fuselage.
Crashed: Fletcher FU-24-954, Fox Glacier, South Westland, New Zealand, Sept. 4, 2010

13. Fail to remove debris or ice from the static port, resulting in inaccurate altimeter, airspeed, and vertical speed readings.
Emergency landing: Boeing 717-200, May 12, 2005, Union Star, Missouri

14. Take off in an aircraft in which the linking mechanisms for the ailerons have been reversed. Crashed: Spectrum 33, July 25, 2006, Spanish Fork, Utah

15. Land long on a short runway with a tailwind.
Landing gear collapsed: Mooney M20B, Aug. 25, 1990, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

16. Take off or land during a microburst.
Crashed: Lyons Navajo HKS, Aug. 6, 2008, Waterville, Washington

17. Take off or land a light aircraft in the wake turbulence of a departing jet.
Ground-looped: Piper PA-18, Aug. 9, 2009, Aspen, Colorado

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