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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75379
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P Skylane
Registration: N222CG
C/n / msn: 18263934
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Two miles from Catalina Airport (KAVX), Catalina Island, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:San Diego, CA (SEE)
Destination airport:Avalon, CA (AVX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While on approach to land, the pilot reported over the UNICOM frequency that he was not able to feel his left side. Subsequently, the airplane crashed about 2 miles from the airport. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Although diphenhydramine, an impairing medication, was detected in the pilotís liver and brain, the available information does not allow a determination of postmortem levels. The autopsy findings noted severe coronary artery disease of the left and right coronary arteries. It is likely that the pilot suffered an incapacitating heart attack while in flight, which led to a loss of airplane control.
Probable Cause: The pilot's incapacitation due to a heart attack, which resulted in a loss of airplane control.



Revision history:

02-Jul-2010 01:38 RobertMB Added
02-Jul-2010 02:50 RobertMB Updated [Date]
05-Jul-2010 00:55 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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