Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2007 Issue

April 19, 2007, Danville, Va., Grumman American AA-5B

The airplane was destroyed when it impacted trees at about 0910 Eastern time while on approach to land. The Private pilot and single passenger aboard were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was in cruise at 7000 feet msl when the pilot declared a medical emergency and requested to divert. The pilot advised ATC he believed his passenger was experiencing diabetic "tremors."

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