Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2002 Issue

April 12, Amarillo, Texas / Cessna Turbo Skylane

At 0946 central time, a Cessna T182 crashed into a power plant near Amarillo while flying 100-200 feet agl on a cross-country trip in foggy conditions. The pilot and passenger were killed. The pilot had contacted Amarillo Approach, reporting 19 miles out at 3,700 feet. The airplane did not appear on the controllerís screen. At six miles out, the controller gave the pilot the current altimeter setting and told him to plan a left downwind for runway 4. The airplane flew between two 300-foot cooling towers and crashed into the power plane at 154 feet agl....

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