Thu, Apr 12, 2007
Pilot Has Not Been Identified
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.12.07 2010
EDT: Search crews have located the wreckage of a Seawind
experimental amphibian that was reported missing after it failed to
arrive at its destination Wednesday afternoon.
Officials say the aircraft dropped from radar coverage just
before 4:30 PM Wednesday, after departing from Wilmington
International Airport in North Carolina. The search began several
hours later, but was called off early Thursday morning due to
strong storms in the area.
The wreckage was found in a mulch field, near the North
Carolina-Virginia border and within 20 feet of Farmer Lake. The
pilot, who was killed in the accident, has not been positively
1215 EDT: Aero-News has learned Civil Air
Patrol crews are searching for a missing Seawind experimental
amphibian in the vicinity of Caswell County, NC.
An FAA spokesperson told the Danville Register Bee the plane
disappeared from radar approximately 15 miles south of the city.
The plane was flying from Wilmington, NC and was due to arrive at
Danville (VA) Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.
CAP spokesman Eugene Jackson states the airplane (file photo of
type, above) had one person onboard.
FAA records show a registration change is pending for the
aircraft, N666AC. It was built in 2000.
ANN will continue to follow this story.
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