Aircraft Photo of N9179N | North American Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N9179N
Aircraft Original Type:Aero Commander 500 / 680
Aircraft Generic Type:North American Rockwell 500/685 Commander
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander
C/n (msn):3126
Location
City / Area:Portsmouth / Ohio River [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
 
Photo Date:May 1976
Photo by:Bob GarrardContact
Photo ID: 40654
Photographer's Remark

On Feb 21, 1975 this aircraft departed from Columbus-Bolton Field, OH bound for Huntington, WV. Near Portsmouth both engines failed and the pilot ditched in the Ohio River. He exited the aircraft and swam toward shore, but disappeared and was not recovered. The aircraft sank. Two months later, driving across the bridge in the background, I spotted the aircraft on the shore, having just been pulled from the river. The aircraft has since been repaired and is now flying as N4XR.

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