Accident Luscombe 8A Master NC2123K, 02 Feb 1949
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Luscombe 8A Master
Owner/operator:Tropical Aviation Company
Registration: NC2123K
MSN: 4850
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 mi in the Florida Gulf off Crystal River, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Albert Whitted Airport, St Petersburg Florida
Destination airport:Athens Georgia
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Flight instructor was flying one passenger-a husband hurrying to side of his ill wife.
Over Crystal River the plane engine was heard as it entered turbulent weather; plane was missing.
In 1956 25 miles in the Gulf a Fisherman hooked on his anchor a five foot section of wing tip and allegedly saw outline of a plane; he marked place with buoy; when a search party returned the buoy had broken loose and plane was not located; however numbers on wing were from the missing plane.


St Petersburg Times July 25, 1963,2228548&hl=en

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Revision history:

10-Jun-2016 08:21 Noman Added
10-Jun-2016 08:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
12-Aug-2018 20:58 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jan-2022 22:44 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Jan-2022 22:44 Cobar Updated [Phase, Nature]
15-May-2022 04:11 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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