Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2002 Issue

April 19, Troy, Ala. / Aircam

About 1804 central time, an Aircam amateur-built airplane struck power lines and crashed in a lake while maneuvering near Troy. The pilot was seriously injured. Witnesses said the airplane had been flying around the area at a low level for about 30 minutes, when it struck power lines about 70 feet above a lake. The crash site was located about one mile southeast of the airport. A witness, who happened to have military training in underwater rescue, jumped into the lake and rescued the pilot from the submerged wreckage....

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