Sunday, September 26, 2021

Marquart MA-5 Charger, N79RW: Accident occurred September 23, 2021 near Waycross-Ware County Airport (KAYS), Georgia

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Location: Waycross, GA
Accident Number: ERA21LA382
Date & Time: September 23, 2021, 11:24 Local
Registration: N79RW
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: WYDER ROBERT G 
Registration: N79RW
Model/Series: MARQUART MA-5 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.204444,-82.395556 (est)


  1. Video of rescue, pilot had to wait for the bucket truck:

    Photo of N79RW:

    ADS-B tracks show flight was from Ormond beach and included one orbit around the South Georgia State College campus right before getting snared by the power lines:

  2. Preliminary report has no content. Was he out of fuel after coming up from Ormond? Oh, well...


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