Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2011 Issue

July 2, 2011, Hayti, S.D., American Champion 7GCBC Citabria

At 2136 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted power lines and terrain while maneuvering. The private pilot and his two passengers were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. A handheld GPS navigator was found at the accident site and its data downloaded. The data indicated a majority of the flight was conducted at less than 200 feet agl.

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