Radar data indicate the flight did not start its right circling turn until it was less than a mile from the approach end of Runway
In the final stages of its descent to land, the plane encountered a microburst in the rain beneath a rapidly developing thunderstorm one mile north of the approach end of runway
17L at the airport.
Tower assigned us the 'lost communications' pad at the approach end of Runway
36 where our Safety Team and Maintenance Personnel were awaiting for our arrival.
There is an itinerant apron at the approach end of Runway
22 that has ten (10) tie-downs.
Back in the 1980s, controllers at Bradley International parked our cars in a lot right next to the approach end of Runway
6 nm north-northwest of the approach end of Runway
Much to our surprise, at only five miles out from the runway, we noticed a single-engine private aircraft taxing quickly towards the approach end of Runway
Radar data indicate the airplane flew as close as 1800 feet east of the approach end of Runway
20 on the downwind leg of the airport traffic pattern.
After the hot switch, we taxied to the approach end of runway
21 and received takeoff clearance; direct entry into the downwind for runway 27 to enter the FCLP landing pattern.
2 miles east of the approach end of Runway
25L at KMKE and 1.
We landed at the approach end of runway
7, adjacent to the crash site, trying to conserve fuel.
The pilot, who had completed a PA-31 initial training course one week prior to the accident, responded he would use Runway 13, then called "mayday" several times before the airplane crashed approximately 1/4 mile from the approach end of Runway