Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2006 Issue

September 4, 2006, Penhook, Va. / Cessna 150G

At 1132 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain following an inflight breakup. The Private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed. While receiving flight following, the pilot asked the controller for a radar vector. The controller asked the pilot to state his present heading, to which the pilot replied, "I can’t tell, I think we’re upside-down." Radar contact was lost shortly thereafter. A witness, located near the accident…

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