NTSB Identification: ERA14LA084
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 01, 2014 in Fryeburg, ME
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N1803X
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 1, 2014, about 1045 eastern standard time, a Beechcraft A36 airplane, N1803X, operated by a private individual, came to rest off of a taxiway after the private pilot became incapacitated at Eastern Slopes Regional Airport (IZG), Fryeburg, Maine. The private pilot died from natural causes.The airplane was nor damaged. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the planned cross-country flight destined for Linden Airport (LDJ), Linden, New Jersey.

According to the pilot's son, his father, age 75, intended to fly the airplane home to New Jersey. After speaking to his father through a cockpit window, the son walked to his car and the pilot began a slow taxi to the runway; however, the airplane drifted to the right and came to rest next to a snow bank. The son ran to the airplane and found his father slumped over the yoke. Emergency medical services transported the pilot to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The son reported nothing abnormal about the pilot's behavior on the day of his accident. He also stated the pilot had no prior medical problems and that his death was a surprise to their family.

The New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office released a cause of death report on January 3, 2014 that listed the cause as "severe coronary artery atherosclerosis" and the manner of death as "natural."

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