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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45339
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:13-DEC-2002
Time:08:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180H Skywagon 6
Owner/operator:Lawrence A. Howell
Registration: N9701G
MSN: 18052201
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Petersburg, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Petersburg, AK (PAPG)
Destination airport:Petersburg, AK (PAPG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A solo private pilot departed from an inland coastal town in a float-equipped airplane for a daylong trip. The pilot's proposed flight path would have covered an extensive area over open ocean water. When the airplane failed to return, an extensive search failed to find the airplane. Eighteen days later, the body of the pilot was found along the shore of the area of water the pilot intended to cross. A post mortem examination determined the cause of death was drowning and noted blunt force trauma to the head and neck as a significant condition.
Probable Cause: An in flight collision with ocean water for an undetermined reason.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20021231X05647&key=1

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 18:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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