Atlantic Ocean – August 18, 1987

     Atlantic Ocean – August 18, 1987

     On August 18, 1987, a lone pilot aboard a Bellanca Scout, (N5060K), was “fish spotting” for a group of fishing vessels about 25 miles off the southern coast of Martha’s Vineyard.   At one point the aircraft dove towards a school of tuna and when the aircraft began to pull upwards a loud “crack” was heard by a nearby boat crew.  They then witnessed the left wing fold backwards before the plane went into a spin and dove into the sea.  The aircraft and the pilot were not recovered. 


     Providence Journal, “Search Is Suspended For Pilot Of Airplane Crash”, August 19, 1987, page A-14.

     Aviation Safety Network – Wikibase #42527 

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