Unsure of the date of the ‘incident’, but the aircraft is up for salvage and the last entry on the log book reads as follows;
“This aircraft was parked in a parking lot at Benton Airport (O-85). It was struck by a large van being driven by a drunk driver. The van struck the right horizontal stabilizer and right fuselage area, knocking the tail almost completely off the aircraft. The aircraft spun 180 [degrees] and the tail area struck a building.”
When I was growing up, one of my dad’s flying buddies had a Cherokee with a registration that ended in Whiskey Sierra. The plane was universally known as Whiskey Soda and referred to as such on the radio. The name was no coincidence either.