Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2010 Issue

August 13, 2010, Key West, Fla., Cessna 172R

At 2110 Eastern time, the airplane collided with the Atlantic Ocean while maneuvering in closed traffic. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane received substantial damage. The non-instrument rated private pilot received serious injuries. The crew of an inbound flight overheard the accident pilot advise an approach controller he would be conducting touch-and-go landings.

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