Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2007 Issue

January 2, 2007, Armstrong, Texas, Cessna 172H

The airplane was destroyed by an impact with terrain at 2035 Central time following an in-flight encounter with weather while maneuvering. The non-Instrument-rated Private pilot and his two passenger were fatally injured. Night instrument conditions prevailed. At approximately 2032, the pilot reported that he was descending to 2500 for avoid clouds at his altitude.

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