Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2005 Issue

November 25, 2004, Kilmichael, Miss. / Cessna 195

The airplane impacted the ground after colliding with power lines at about 1501 Central time. Visual conditions prevailed; The Private pilot and one passenger received fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. Friends of the pilot’s family later stated the pilot and his son had dropped off the pilot’s father, daughter and niece and were returning to the Winona-Montgomery County Airport, which is near the home of the pilot’s in-laws. Witnesses at the in-laws’ house saw the airplane fly over the house, turn around and fly toward the house at a low altitude. The airplane’s left landing gear collided with power lines spanning a pond behind the house. The airplane nosed over and impacted th...

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