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Accredited representative to the NTSB investigation into the collision with terrain involving a Gregory S. Browning Zodiac 601XL registered N929GB, near Thompson's Station TN, USA on 21 December 2017

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 21 December 2017 the pilot of a Gregory S. Browning  Zodiac 601XL departed Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Tennessee on a flight to Wifferdill Airport, Chapmansboro, Tennessee. A short time later witnesses in the vicinity of Chapmansboro Tennessee reported hearing a loud ‘boom’ similar to a crash. The aircraft was found in an open field in an upright position with substantial damage. The pilot, the only person on board, sustained fatal injuries.

The investigation, conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, is continuing.

General details
Date: 21 December 2017   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1307 CST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Thompson's Station, Tennessee, USA    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Gregory S. Browning, Zodiac 601XL  
Aircraft registration N929GB  
Type of operation Unknown  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Tennessee, USA  
Destination Wifferdill Airport, Chapmansboro, Tennessee, USA  
Last update 14 November 2018