Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2006 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected recent general aviation and air carrier accidents

January 1, 2006, Peachtree City, Ga.
Piper PA-28-180

At 2007 Eastern time, the aircraft collided with trees during an approach in instrument conditions. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and the Private pilot was fatally injured. The pilot had been cleared for the Runway 10 Localizer approach at the Macon Downtown Airport (MAC). Shortly after receiving the clearance, he reported overflying the airport, and requested another approach. During the second approach the pilot said he was having trouble staying on the localizer course; control tower personnel reported seeing the airplane overfly the runway. Controllers then diverted the flight to Middle Georgia Regional...

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