Saturday, July 08, 2017

Cessna 210L Centurion, N2246S: Fatal accident occurred December 20, 2020 in Liberty County, Georgia and Incident occurred July 08, 2017 on Ossabaw Island, Chatham County, Georgia

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Coastal Flight Surgeons Inc

LIBERTY COUNTY, Georgia (WTOC) - First responders have recovered the body of a pilot from plane wreckage in Liberty County.

According to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, the pilot is a resident of McIntosh County.

County and federal officials were at the scene of the downed aircraft in the area of Carrs Neck Creek, on the eastern end of the county on Monday.

According to Liberty County Emergency Management Director Larry Logan, the tail of the aircraft as well as a wing was spotted by Liberty County Fires Services Chief Brian Darby.

Several members of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Liberty County Fire Services waded through a thick, marshy area to recover the body of the pilot who was initially reported missing by family members shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.

The director of the Liberty County 911 Center says they believe it’s a small, single-engine plane. They also think the pilot was the only person on board.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

July 08, 2017:  Aircraft force landed on a beach.

Date: 08-JUL-17
Time: 13:36:00Z
Regis#: N2246S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

July 08, 2017

OSSABAW ISLAND (WTOC) -  The Coast Guard rescued three people after their aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Ossabaw Island in Georgia.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center were notified of a mayday call from the aircrew of a Cessna 210 that came in at 9:35 a.m. from Air Traffic Control. 

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and accompanying crew were dispatched from the Coast Guard Air Station in Savannah at 9:52 a.m. to help the three crewmembers. 

The helicopter arrived on the beach at 10:09, loaded all three passengers and safely transported them back to the air station. 

No injuries were reported. 

The aircraft is registered to Coastal Flight Surgeons Inc, who are based in Townsend, Georgia. They are a small organization made up of doctors.

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