Accident Van's RV-12IS N123RR, 27 Feb 2022
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 276130
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-12IS
Registration: N123RR
MSN: 121166
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Key West, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA)
Destination airport:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On February 27, 2022, about 0958 eastern standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Vans RV-12IS, N123RR, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Florida Bay, about 20 miles northwest of Big Pine Key, Florida. The sport pilot and passenger have not been located. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The airplane was reported overdue to the Federal Aviation Administration on February 28, 2022, after the pilot did not report to work. The rudder and right horizontal stabilizer were located by the U.S. Coast Guard on March 4, 2022. As of the publication of this report, no other sections of the airplane have been located; however, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission planned an additional search. The pilot was not in radio contact with air traffic control at the time of the accident. Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that the airplane was in the vicinity of moderate precipitation at the end of the data.

According to a friend, the pilot usually received weather briefings via a ForeFlight app on his phone.




Revision history:

03-Mar-2022 15:27 gerard57 Added
04-Mar-2022 04:28 RobertMB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Mar-2022 20:37 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
07-Mar-2022 17:00 johnwg Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
17-Apr-2022 12:37 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Category]

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