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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39312
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Date:18-DEC-1983
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic VJ22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N15RK
C/n / msn: 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Oldmar, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:St. Petersburg , FL (SPG)
Destination airport:Tarpon Springs , FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION OVER TAMPA BAY AT A HEIGHT OF 25 TO 50 FT ABOVE THE SURFACE. MOMENTS BEFORE CRASHING, THE ACFT MADE AN ABRUPT DESCENT & PASSED UNDER A POWER LINE THAT SPINNED THE NORTHERN NECK OF THE BAY. THEREAFTER, A WING TIP CONTACTED THE WATER & THE ACFT CARTWHEELED BEFORE COMING TO RESTED INVERTED. THE PLT HAD BECOME INCAPACITED DUE TO A CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE. HIS LATEST MEDICAL CERTIFICATE DATED 9/19/77 HAD EXPIRED. THE MEDICATION 'INDERAL,' WAS PRESCRIBED FOR THE PLT'S HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WITH A DOSAGE OF 80 MG TWICE DAILY. THE USE OF 'INDERAL' IN EXCESS OF 100 MG DAILY IS SUFFICIENT FOR DENTAL OF A PLT'S APPLICATION FOR A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X45358


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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