Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2005 Issue

January 11, 2005, Monroe, La. / Cessna 182R

At approximately 2010 Central time, the airplane impacted terrain about eight miles northeast of the Monroe Regional Airport, Monroe, La. Both occupants, each of whom held a Commercial pilot certificate, received fatal injuries. The aircraft was destroyed. The instrument proficiency flight had departed about 30 minutes prior to the accident and was being operated in instrument conditions. After multiple approaches, one pilot had to execute a missed approach due to a failure to maintain a correct approach track. The aircraft was cleared for another instrument approach, but the pilot again had to execute a missed approach. During that missed approach, the controller gave the pilot a radar vect...

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