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Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N442HG: Accident occurred September 21, 2021 at Dr. C P Savage Sr. Airport (53A), Montezuma, Macon County, 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 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Georgia Aviation Authority

Location: Montezuma, GA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA376
Date & Time: September 21, 2021, 20:03 UTC
Registration: N442HG
Aircraft: Piper PA-44-180
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N442HG
Model/Series: PA-44-180 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
Destination: Macon, GA (MAC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.303063,-84.007468 (est)

1 comment:

  1. That ain’t a bird strike….at least not at any airspeed that airplane is certified for. I am an agpilot, I have countless bird strikes every season…at 170 mph+….
    Having hit tree limbs before(or the trunk), it sure looks the same…..they hit something really hard at high speed. I have never hit a ‘bird’ that did that kind of damage.
    I am also an A&P/IA, so I know a little about structures….
    In my 12,000 hrs of agricultural flying, I have never damaged a wing that badly, and I have hit birds, wires, trees, etc….I don’t know what they hit, but it wasn’t a bird that flies…maybe an ostrich…