Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2007 Issue

February 2, 2007, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Beech/Raytheon B200 King Air

At about 1030 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during an uncontrolled descent and recovery from cruise flight at FL270. Visual conditions prevailed. The flightcrew subsequently reported depressurizing the airplane after its windshield began cracking. They donned oxygen masks but were unable to obtain oxygen from the system, resulting in loss of consciousness. They later regained consciousness, recovered from the descent, and landed without further incident.

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