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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8238
Last updated: 29 August 2015
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Date:07-MAR-1970
Time:16:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 210
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6181F
C/n / msn: 21059081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf Of Mexico, off coast of Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, Florida (APF/KAPF)
Destination airport:Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, Florida (APF/KAPF)
Narrative:
Cessna 210 N6181F crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida. Aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision with Cessna 172 N7554X, whilst both aircraft were engaged on "fish spotting sorties" and the Cessna 210 was destroyed. No in-flight communication between pilots of the two aircraft was noted, and they appear not to have seen each other.

Cessna 172 N7554X was en route to and from Marathon, Florida, sustained only minor damage and landed safely, the pilot was uninjured.. According to the NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT
PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT"

Sources:
1. NTSB Identification: MIA70AM074 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=3733&key=0&queryId=49150090-f468-49e1-9492-813d3b457ad8&pgno=3&pgsize=50
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=6181F


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
19-Apr-2015 17:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2015 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
19-Apr-2015 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Country]
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