FTW04LA085
FTW04LA085

On February 29, 2004, approximately 0630 central standard time, a Cessna 172K single-engine airplane, N79502, was destroyed when it impacted power lines and the terrain while maneuvering near the Brazoria County Airport, Angleton, Texas. The airplane was registered to a private individual. The airplane had been stolen and was being operated by a non-certificated person, who was the sole occupant and was not injured. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed for the unauthorized flight.

According to an FAA inspector, 16 hangars were broken-into sometime in the evening hours of February 28, 2004, and the morning hours of February 29, 2004. The wreckage of the stolen aircraft was located approximately 3 miles south of the Brazoria County Airport, after the airplane appeared to have impacted power lines and the terrain. The accident airplane contained miscellaneous equipment taken from the hangars, and several beer cans.

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