Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2006 Issue

October 15, 2006, Antlers, Okla. / Aero Commander 690A

The airplane was destroyed during an in-flight breakup at approximately 1303 Central time. The Airline Transport pilot, copilot and both passengers sustained fatal injuries. Instrument conditions prevailed. According to preliminary information, the airplane was flying on a southeasterly heading at 23,100 feet msl. At 1302, radar indicated the airplane performed a left 180-degree turn while descending at a rate of approximately 13,500 fpm. The airplane was lost from radar at 15,100 feet msl. The wreckage…

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