https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/06180930/SR22.jpg 996 1500 Richard Collins https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Richard Collins2011-10-12 15:51:162016-02-27 09:43:35Dick’s blog: is any airplane “safe?”
When the Ercoupe came out in the 1940s, everybody thought it would set a new standard for both simple flying and safety. It was stall-resistant and spin-proof and the controls were interconnected. There were no rudder pedals, just a wheel and throttle to use in controlling the airplane. When the dust settled, the Ercoupe had a worse safety record than contemporary two-place airplanes.