Those links were to the NTSB website, as you may have guessed. I just tried them again, and they worked fine from here.
The flight plan was, in fact, to AIY.
I neglected to mention it in the previous post, but it's also interesting that the PIC's "Certificate(s)/Rating(s)" are listed as "Private; Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Helicopter". I'd have expected a Commercial rating at least.
I mentioned Finleyville because it's only 2,505 feet long. The restriction in place there against a Citation (successfully), landing is part of what's generally referred to as "the laws of physics."
I guess that reinforces what you said about not being required to know the capabilities of each aircraft.
Speaking only for Canada, controllers have no authority to prevent an aircraft from doing an approach based on what we think their aircraft is capable of. If a jet wanted to land at some tiny airport with a 1,000 foot runway, all we can do is advise him of the runway length, and if he still wants to go in, we issue the clearance.
Yeah, and I guess if you said, "Cleared for the visual approach, and we'll call 911 for you now", you'd probably get gigged for improper phraseolgy.