I have yet to see the news media get anything correct on an aviation accident report. Most things that are fact are spun out of context and become misleading. I perfer to wait for the NTSB report for real information, they don't have to worry about selling advertising space and can focus on getting the true story.
Everyone here is so gullible. Everyone here is accepting the news story as fact. Maybe the boy stole the key and told his mon he was given a key. Maybe he had access to the airport as a student pilot to fly single engine trainers. Maybe he rode as a passenger in the PA-30 and could not log time. Everything in the story is not proven to be fact and we are all speculating. This is what drives more regulations that will not fix stupid.
It is not the parent's fought. Most 17 year old people are able to make adult decisions. I feel he knew he was not supposed to take that plane and he had to suffer the consequences. I am not trying to be hard but people have to be held responsible for their own actions and not blame someone else.
I feel sorry for the family in the wake of this tragedy and will pray for them.