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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45525
Last updated: 19 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182A
Owner/operator:Robert Loo
Registration: N5034D
C/n / msn: 51134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Foster City, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Ironwood, MI (IWD)
Destination airport:Unknown,
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was reported missing and later found destroyed in a wooded area by search and rescue personnel. The wreckage path was consistent with a high-speed descent into terrain. Examination of the wreckage revealed no anomalies. The pilot had multiple serious medical conditions, several of which are specified as disqualifying for all classes of medical certificate in Federal Aviation Regulations including a thinned bulging section of heart wall, congestive heart failure, cardiac chest pain, coronary heart disease requiring angioplasty and bypass surgery complicated by atrial fibrillation and diabetes requiring insulin and oral hypoglycemic mediation. He also had significant disease of his heart valves. The pilot and his personal physician (also his Aviation Medical Examiner for many years) had not informed the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the pilot's conditions (known to the pilot and the Aviation Medical Examiner at the time of application), on seven applications for Airman Medical Certificates.
Probable Cause: The incapacitation of the pilot. A contributing factor was the pilot and medical examiner providing false information on the pilot's medical applications.



Revision history:

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 16:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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