April 22, Waycross, Ga. / Cessna 150


At 11:10 EDT, a Cessna 150 struck a utility pole while attempting a forced landing near Waycross. The student pilot was not injured. The flight departed Zellwood, Fla., at 07:30. The student pilot reported that he had received a weather briefing before departing Zellwood and was aware of the strong winds aloft. He estimated a ground speed of approximately 70 miles per hour and calculated three hours to the destination airport in Alma, Ga. About 40 miles from his destination, the engine lost power. He attempted to land at Ware County Airport but could not make the field.


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