Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2010 Issue

January 4, 2010, Greenbush, Maine, Cessna 172S

At 1153 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted the Penobscot River. The solo commercial pilot was killed. Instrument conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan was filed. The operator intended to ultimately deliver the airplane to a customer in Russia and additional fuel tanks were installed for the planned flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

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