Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 22, San Antonio, Texas / Mitsubishi MU-2

At 14:33 CST, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-26A crashed after takeoff from the San Antonio International Airport. The pilot and passenger were killed. During the takeoff and initial climb, witnesses heard a “banging” noise and saw the right propeller stop. The airplane reached an altitude of approximately 200 feet agl, banked to the right, entered a nose-low attitude and descended into the ground. The airplane came to rest in a vacant lot one mile north of the airport....

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