Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 14, Carlisle, Ark. / Cessna 152

At 09:50 CST, a Cessna 152 crashed while maneuvering near Carlisle, killing the student pilot. A witness said he was traveling north on Highway 13 when he saw an aircraft to his west descending straight down, and he watched the aircraft until it went out of view behind some trees. He further reported that he could see the bottom of the aircraft’s wings and fuselage and thought the aircraft was a model airplane until he saw black smoke rising from behind the trees. The aircraft’s engine was found buried 4½ feet deep in the initial ground impact crater....

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