Date & Time: May 1, 1981 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.104 Dove
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Sebring Airport, while in initial climb, one of the engine failed. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crash landed in a swampy area located on the north shore of Lake Istokpoga, about 2,5 miles south of Sebring airport. The pilot was not recovered and the airplane was damaged beyond repair.
Powerplant failure for undetermined reasons.