Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2000 Issue

Sept. 25, Navasota, Texas / Cessna 152

At 01:24 central time, a Cessna 152 crashed near Navasota, killing the pilot and passenger. VMC prevailed and the airplane was on an IFR flight plan. The pilot told controllers he was having a “problem with the vacuum system” and was “disoriented.” The controller provided vectors to the pilot so he could return to College Station. During this time the pilot reported that he was in a left turn, although the controller’s radar scope indicated the airplane was in a right turn. Subsequently, the airplane disappeared from radar....

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