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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34682
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Date:15-JUL-1994
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172XP
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2827V
C/n / msn: 2231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Indian Shores, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Brooksville, FL (BKV)
Destination airport:Venice, FL (VNC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO BE FLYING ABOUT 200 FT ABOVE THE WATER ALONG THE BEACH. A BYSTANDER VIDEOTAPED THE AIRPLANE AS WHAT APPEARED TO BE A LARGE BIRD COLLIDED WITH THE AIRPLANE IN THE WINDSHIELD AREA. THE AIRPLANE ROLLED INVERTED AND IMPACTED THE WATER. THE VIDEOTAPE WAS COMPUTER ENHANCED BY THE SAFETY BOARD. TWO DISTINCT DARK OBJECTS APPEARED IN FRONT OF THE AIRPLANE JUST BEFORE THE AIRPLANE PITCHED UP AND ROLLED INVERTED. ONE OF THE OBJECTS APPEARS TO STRIKE THE AIRPLANE. THE VIDEOTAPE SHOWS NUMEROUS PELICANS IN FLIGHT AND ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER PRIOR TO THE IMPACT. THE PILOT'S FACIAL INJURIES WERE CONSISTENT WITH A WINDSHIELD SHATTERING. CAUSE: A BIRD COLLISION, WHICH RESULTED IN PILOT INCAPACITATION.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01801


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