Has Langley Flying School ever had any accidents?
Langley Flying School has had one flying accident since it began flight training operations in 1993. In 2003, a student fatally crashed a Cherokee into an open field during a training flight; an investigation into the accident could not find reason as to cause, but radar tapes recorded the aircraft descending from a series of wide circling patterns just before impact, and did not indicate any attempt by the pilot to recovery from the dive. The school created an award in memory of this student, which is awarded to Private Pilot students who demonstrate exceptional achievement on their qualifying written examination.
In its almost 20 years of operations, Langley Flying School has fortunately experienced no other personal injury accidents.