Tuesday, November 5, 2019

TangoGyro Tango2, N875FV: Fatal accident occurred November 04, 2019 near Polk County Airport (4A4), Cedartown, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a field.


Date: 04-NOV-19
Time: 15:19:00Z
Regis#: N875FV
Aircraft Model: TANGO2
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

"Alexander Vagner had an untimely passing on November 4th, 2019.  

Alexander left for a test flight and unfortunately never made it back to the hanger. 

We, his family, mourns in his unexpected passing.  

Alexander was such a devoted and passionate husband of 43 years,  loving father, and grandfather of 3 beautiful grandchildren. 

Alexander was very well known in the Gyro community for being such a great person who showed his passion and gratitude for flying.  He is loved by all and will never be forgotten by any means. 

We find peace in knowing that he passed doing what he loved to do. 

We ask for your help in covering funeral cost as this was by all means, unexpected. 

We appreciate your kindness in advance during this very difficult and emotional time."

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CEDARTOWN – One person was killed Monday when an experimental aircraft crashed in a cotton field in the 2600 block of Collard Valley Road.

Chuck Beavers, the Polk County airport manager, said the craft is an experimental gyroplane that had taken off from the airport around 11:30 a.m. on a test flight.

Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier reported that Alexander Vagner, 55, of a Cumming address, was the lone victim in the crash. Vagner’s body will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of investigation Crime Lab for autopsy.

Brazier said officials at the Polk County Airport began a search with a plane in the air after Vagner failed to return from his test flight. County police and sheriff’s deputies also joined airport personnel in a search from the ground.

It was local farmers who found the aircraft crashed in a cotton field southeast of the airport around 1:30 pm. Brazier pronounced Vagner dead at the scene at 1:45 p.m., not long after his arrival with emergency personnel.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.mdjonline.com

A pilot was killed in an experimental amateur-built TangoGyro Tango2 crash in Polk County Monday afternoon.

The aircraft landed in a cotton field between Collard Valley and Wyatt Road just after 1 pm.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate the fixed=wing, single engine amateur built aircraft.

The plane had taken off from the Polk County Airport just before crashing less than two miles away.

The identity of the pilot has yet to be released pending notification of next of kin.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://coosavalleynews.com

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