ERA12FAMS2
ERA12FAMS2

On June 8, 2012, a Cessna 150F, N8281S, did not return to the departure airport, is missing and presumed to be substantially damaged. Weather conditions were unknown, and no flight plan was filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91, personal flight which departed from Flying M Aerodrome (P91), Germansville, Pennsylvania about 1505 eastern daylight time. The certificated private pilot is missing and presumed to be fatally injured.

On June 9, 2012, approximately 0800, a family member reported the airplane missing. A Federal Aviation Administration Alert Notice (ALNOT) was issued at that time. A search was conducted by the Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard, and the airplane was not located. The search was called off and the ALNOT was cancelled on June 13, 2012, around 1400.

According to recorded radar data provided by the Civil Air Patrol, after departure, the airplane flew an easterly heading for 172 nautical miles until radar contact was lost over the Atlantic Ocean at 1710. A search for the airplane was initiated by the United States Coast Guard in areas off the New Jersey coast, but neither the airplane nor debris was located.

The pilot, age 77, held a private pilot certificate for airplane single-engine land and glider. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration third-class medical certificate was issued on May 12, 2011. According to his logbook, he had accumulated 758.9 total hours of flight time, of which, 2.1 hours were in the past 90 days.

The airplane was manufactured in 1965. The most recent annual inspection was performed on June 30, 2011. At the time of the airplane's disappearance the airplane and engine had accumulated approximately 2,402.6 total hours.

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