Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2004 Issue

September 12, 2004, Chesterfield, Mo. / Cessna 182T

The airplane was destroyed and all four aboard were fatally injured on impacting trees and terrain on Howell Island, near Chesterfield, Mo., during a go-around from Runway 26R at the Spirit of St Louis Airport (SUS) at about 2116 Central time. Night visual conditions prevailed. The flight originated from Sikeston Memorial Municipal Airport, near Sikeston, Mo., and was in the pattern at SUS performing a go-around maneuver at the time of the accident. After a first landing attempt, the flight was cleared to make right traffic for Runway 26R and the pilot confirmed the clearance for right traffic. That was the last transmission received....

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