N5118J C172 on delivery to Russia crashes in Maine . . .

FlightAware Flight Tracker N5118J Cessna 172SP was being flown by veteran 78 year old UK pilot on delivery to Russia - when reported icing brought the plane down.

BBC News coverage


** Report created 1/5/2010 Record 1 **


IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 5118J Make/Model: C172 Description: 172, P172, R172, Skyhawk, Hawk XP, Cutla
Date: 01/04/2010 Time: 1553

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
City: GREENBUSH State: ME Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT CRASHED AFTER REPORTING SEVERE TURBULENCE AND ICING, THE ONE
PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED, NEAR OLAMON ISLAND, GREENBUSH, ME

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 1
# Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: METAR KBGR 041553Z 31008G17KT 10SM OVC26 03/M02 A2935

OTHER DATA
Activity: Ferry Phase: Unknown Operation: OTHER

Can’t help but think this was a case of get-there-itis followed by second thoughts after takeoff!

Damn shame. I’ll wager that with 15K + hours Jim was kicking his own ass all the way to impact.