Preliminary Accident Reports

November 1999 Issue

Aug. 24, Saddle Island, Maine / Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub

At about 16:30 EDT, a Piper Super Cub crashed on Saddle Island, killing the pilot. A witness said the pilot called him about 45 minutes before the accident asking if he wanted to go flying, but the he refused because he was on his boat. The pilot told him he would fly by to say hello. When the airplane appeared, the witness waved at the pilot, the pilot waved in return, and the airplane climbed to the west. About 1 minute later the airplane came over the north tip of the island on a southerly heading. The witness said the airplane was “low and slow, about tree top level.” The tail clipped a tree and the airplane crashed into the trees....

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