Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2006 Issue

September 1, 2006, Argyle, Fla. / Mitsubishi MU-2B-35

At approximately 1115 Central time, the aircraft was destroyed when it impacted terrain; the Airline Transport pilot and sole occupant was fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed. At 1111:04, the pilot told ATC, "...we’re at one-one thousand; like to get down lower so we can get underneath this stuff." Shortly after its pilot received a clearance to 3000 feet, the aircraft was observed in a nose-down spiral with parts separating from it. The witness stated it…

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