ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235831
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Narrative:According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at 3,000 feet, when the pilot suffered a seizure and lost consciousness. When the pilot awakened, the airplane was in a high speed descent. In addition, the pilot felt disoriented, and numbness in his right leg. The airplane was equipped with a Cirrus Airplane Parachute System (CAPS). The pilot recovered from the descent at an altitude of about 1,700 feet; and elected to deploy the CAPS system. The airplane descended via the parachute, and impacted in a river. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the underside of the composite fuselage. The pilot sustained a fractured vertebra and was able to egress from the airplane before it sank. Subsequent medical examinations on the pilot revealed the presence of a brain tumor.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Haverstraw, NY -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Lincoln Park, NJ (N07)|
|Destination airport:||White Plains, NY (HPN)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's physiological condition, which resulted in his incapacitation during the flight, and subsequent loss of aircraft control.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
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