Thu, Oct 29, 2009
Vintage Aircraft Went Down Shortly After Takeoff From Athens,
Two friends who were ferrying a
Japanese-built 1957 Fuji LM-1 from Athens-Ben Epps airport to Lady
Lake, Florida were killed when the vintage aircraft went down
shortly after takeoff from Athens, Georgia last week.
David S. Garber, 81, the plane's owner, and Scott A. Strong, 47,
were aboard the aircraft when it went down, narrowly missing a
house in Athens. Authorities say they were killed on impact.
A Strong family friend told the Athens Banner-Herald that Garber
and Scott Strong, along with Strong's brother Steve, had decided on
the spur of the moment to fly to Athens to get the airplane. They
flew to Athens in the Strong's Cessna 182. Garber was acting as
Pilot In Command of the Fuji when it went down. Witnesses said they
heard the engine of the Fuji sputter, then the aircraft turned
sideways and fell nose-first about a mile from the airport.
FAA officials moved the wreckage to a hangar in Griffen, Georgia
where it will be studied.
The paper reports Garber was a retired airline pilot who
collected airplanes and had built his own aircraft as well. He had
performed in local air shows because of the uniqueness of the
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