Fatal Aircraft RV-4 Accident in Chattahoochee, Florida
FLORIDA - A news article published on www.flyingmag.com reports that one person was tragically killed in a Van’s Aircraft RV-4 accident in Chattahoochee, Florida.*
According to a preliminary aircraft accident report published by the National Transportation Safety Board, the aircraft involved in the accident was a Van’s Aircraft RV-4. The Van’s Aircraft RV-4 is an experimental aircraft. The report did not state if the victim was the builder or pilot.
The report stated that the pilot’s flight was short. The Van’s Aircraft RV-4 left the Tallahassee International Airport at approximately 1:20 in the afternoon and was heading westbound. The aircraft was destined for Monroe County Aeroplex Airport, but the airplane crashed in a rural area outside of Quincy Municipal Airport.
The accident report states that the aircraft went down shortly after takeoff. Preliminary radar information provided by the Federal Avionics Association stated that the airplane was heading westbound for around seventeen minutes before radar lost contact. Accident investigators discovered the aircraft crash covered a 550-foot-long area in a wooded area. The airplane accident is under investigation.
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