Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2001 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected general aviation and air carrier accidents currently under investigation

The following briefs were selected from the 170 preliminary reports filed with the NTSB in May 2001. Statements in quotes were taken directly from the NTSB documents. The information is subject to change as the investigations are completed.

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May 01, The Woodlands, Texas
Mitsubishi MU-2B

At approximately 12:41 central time, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-40 crashed after an uncontrolled descent near The Woodlands, killing the pilot and passenger. VMC prevailed but scattered thunderstorms were reported in the vicinity of the departure airport. Witnesses reported hearing an engine...

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