Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected recent general aviation and air carrier accidents currently under investigation

The following briefs were selected from the 117 preliminary reports filed with the NTSB in February 2001. Statements in quotes were taken directly from the NTSB documents. The information is subject to change as the investigations are completed. Click here to view "Accident Totals, February."

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February 01, Marathon, Fla.
Piper Cherokee Six

At about 19:51 eastern time, a Piper PA-32-300 crashed into Florida Bay about 12.7 nautical miles northeast of Marathon, killing the pilot and aerial observer. The flight was operating as an intercept training flight with a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon Jet. The pilot of the Cherokee...

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