Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Aircraft identified in Lake Superior crash

The singe-engine aircraft that crashed into Lake Superior over the weekend is an experimental Hermann built Lancair IV turoprop, according to preliminary data gathered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The aircraft (tail number N86NW) impacted the water of Lake Superior about a mile offshore from Brighton Beach, east of Duluth, Minn. on Saturday. The aircraft is registered to A O Engineering, Inc., Wilmington, Del., according to FAA records.

“The aircraft departed Duluth and was receiving vectors by departure control then crashed one mile east of Brighton Beach,” the FAA said.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, the St. Louis County Fire Department found the fuselage of the aircraft. The fuselage was located in 135 feet of water, with the pilot inside.

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