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    Cessna 421 Circling Over Gulf, Pilot Unresponsive

    Happening now, west of Tampa and about 150 miles south of Crestview, FL. Live coverage on CNN as I type.

    CNN reports two F-15s have been scrambled, report windows iced over at 28K feet. Aircraft is now below 10K feet.

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N48DL

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    Post Unconscious Pilot at Controls of Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

    NYCAviation:
    Unconscious Pilot at Controls of Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

    Two F-15 pilots Thursday morning discovered that the pilot of a plane flying aimlessly over the Gulf of Mexico was apparently unconscious.
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    looks like he hit the water a few minutes ago

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    This one hits pretty close to home for me. Pete was a frequent visitor at SRQ in the old FBO I started out in many years ago. I was flying all day yesterday myself (including a quick pit stop in Sarasota) and only heard bits and peices through texts from friends about this crash. Rest in Peace Mr. Hertzak.
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    Sorry for your loss
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Pretty close to home to me too...Slidell was the town I grew up in.

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