Preliminary Accident Reports

April 1999 Issue

Jan. 16, Nashoba, Okla. / Cessna 182B Skylane

At approximately 22:40 CST, a Cessna 182B was destroyed when it struck rising terrain near Nashoba, killing all four occupants. Dark night visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight had departed Dallas about an hour earlier and was enroute to Springdale, Ark. Family members of the pilot said he had flown the 2.4-hour flight earlier in the day to attend a family function. Preliminary review of radio communications between the pilot and ATC have revealed no evidence that the airplane or pilot was in distress at the time of the pilotís last transmission. Preliminary review of radar tapes after the pilotís last transmission showed the airplane in a right descending turn before radar...

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