ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188009
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Narrative:A Flight instructor was flying one passenger-a husband hurrying to side of his ill wife.
Luscombe 8A Master
|Owner/operator:||Tropical Aviation Company|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|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|
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 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19630725&id=BxUmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d1IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4166,2228548&hl=en https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?NNumberTxt=2123K
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