March 1, Simpsonville, S.C. / Fisher Celebrity


At about 15:30 EST, a homebuilt Fisher Celebrity struck a light pole while descending for a forced landing, but the pilot was not injured. The flight originated about 30 minutes earlier from Flight World airstrip, near Greenville, to deliver the airplane to the new owner. After takeoff the pilot circled the departure airport for about 10 minutes then proceeded on the flight. About 10-15 minutes later, while flying at 1,100 feet agl, he noticed that the cylinder head temperature was high. Shortly thereafter the engine quit. While descending for a forced landing onto an off ramp of a highway, the right wing of the airplane collided with a light pole. The airplane then rolled inverted and struck a fence and the ground.


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