Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2002 Issue

May 30, Pleasant Mount, Pa. / Cessna 185

At about 1850 eastern time, a Cessna A185F crashed in Pleasant Mount, Pa., killing the pilot and passenger. The flight was on an IFR flight plan in VMC when the pilot asked to deviate around weather. The request was approved, but contact with the airplane was lost. Witnesses saw the airplane descending rapidly and breaking apart in the air. They reported rain and clouds in the area, but no severe or violent storms....

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