ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44970
Last updated: 9 December 2013
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Narrative:The pilot was ferrying the aircraft from Hamilton, New Zealand to Davis, California, via Pago Pago, American Samoa; Christmas Island, Kiribati; and Hilo, Hawaii. On the final leg, following a position report 858 nm from San Francisco, he reported a problem with his fuel system, indicating a probable ditching. Under the observation of a US Coast Guard HC-130 crew, the pilot ditched the aircraft at 1701 UTC, 341 nm from San Francisco, the aircraft nosing over on to its back as it touched down. The pilot did not emerge as expected and was later found by rescue swimmers, deceased, still in the cockpit. His body could not be recovered and was lost with the aircraft.
Pacific Aerospace 750XL
|Owner/operator:||Utility Aircraft Corporation|
|C/n / msn:|| 103|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||341 km SSW off San Francisco, CA, USA -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Hilo, HI (ITO)|
|Destination airport:||Oakland, CA (OAK)|
||Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities]|
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