Preliminary Accident Reports

December 1999 Issue

Sept. 12, Falmouth, Ky. / North American T6 Texan

At about 16:20 EDT, a North American T6-G Texan hit trees on while on approach to a private grass runway, killing the pilot and giving the passenger minor injuries. A witness said the landing gear struck the tops of the trees. The passenger told investigators that the approach seemed lower than usual. Investigators did not find any pre-impact malfunctions of the airframe or engine....

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