Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2004 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports: 11/04

Selected recent general aviation and airline accidents

August 4, 2004, Mineral Wells, Texas
Piper PA-32-260

At approximately 1140 Central time, the airplane was destroyed when it departed controlled flight, impacting power lines and terrain one mile northwest of the Mineral Wells (Texas) Municipal Airport. Visual conditions prevailed for the test flight by a Commercial pilot and Private-pilot rated passenger. Both sustained fatal injuries. According to several witnesses, the accident airplane was observed flying over Runway 31 at approximately 150 feet AGL and “flying rather slow.” The airplane then “pulled-up hard” and banked to the right. and was observed to descend below the tree line. The airplane was found, inverted, in a...

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