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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17672
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:02-MAY-2008
Time:16:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N342MJ
C/n / msn: 3144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Catawba River, near the Lancaster airport, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LKR
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff, witnesses stated there sounded like there was a problem with the engine. The pilot landed the aircraft safely in the Catawba river. The pilot, his passenger and a dog were all rescued shortly after by two fishermen. Only the very tail end was visible after it sunk. The plane has been towed it into Chester County and secured the plane into shadow water.

Sources:

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-May-2008 12:30 Fusko Added
05-May-2008 11:45 junglepilot Updated

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