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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141790
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EFOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeropro A220
Owner/operator:Unknown (illegal flight)
Registration: N8119
MSN: 34111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Petaluma, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:O69
Pilot gets FUI. In the USA, we have DUI's (Driving Under the Influence), aka Drunk Driving. Here is an "FUI" (Flying Under the Influence). The suspect pilot was spotted, by the CHP (California HIghway Patrol)'s flying patrol, operating the aircraft in an erratic manner at altitudes as low as 50 feet/15m . ("He rolled the aircraft almost completely inverted. [It] didn't roll all the way over, but rolled inverted and rolled back. Did it three times," said the CHP pilot). The CHP followed to his home field, Petaluma Municipal Airport - O69, in Petaluma, California. The pilot was given a field sobriety test when alcohol was detected on his breath which he failed with a alcohol blood level of 0.09, which is more than twice the legal limit for pilots. The pilot stated he had a celebratory whiskey after he landed. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot was not injured, but cited.


Revision history:

09-Jan-2012 20:04 Geno Added
01-Nov-2019 15:40 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]

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