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Crash of a Cessna 402B in St Petersburg

Accident description

  • Oct 18, 2017 at 1545 LT
  • N900CR
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Positioning
  • Yes
  • City
  • Miami - Tallahassee
  • 402B-1356
  • 1978
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • En route from Opa Locka to Tallahassee, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently decided to divert to St Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport. Eventually, he attempted an emergency landing when the airplane struck an electric pole and crashed on two occupied vehicles before coming to rest onto the intersection of 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South in St. Petersburg, about 1,5 mile from runway 07 threshold. The pilot and four peoples in the cars were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.