Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2002 Issue

July 12, Boca Raton, Fla. / American General Traveler

At about 1332 eastern time, an American General AA-5 crashed during an emergency descent near Boca Raton, killing the pilot and a pilot-rated passenger. The pilot declared an emergency on the Tower frequency for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, saying the flight was “at 400 feet, descending at 400 feet per minute at 80 miles per hour.” He did not give the nature of the emergency. The wreckage was found inverted in a marshy area....

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