Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2007 Issue

April 20, 2007, Cudjoe Key, Fla., Cessna 182Q

At about 2313 Eastern time, the airplane collided with an aerostat cable and crashed. The Private pilot and two passengers received fatal injuries; the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated in Key West, Fla., at about 2300. Night visual conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan had been filed. The pilot had been in radio contact with ATC and had been informed of the aerostat, which was being operated normally at an altitude of 8000 feet.

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