Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2007 Issue

July 6, 2007, Groesbeck, Texas, Socata TB-20

At approximately 1143 Central time, the airplane was destroyed on impacting terrain following a loss of control. The Instrument-rated Commercial pilot and sole occupant was fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed. The Waco Approach Control received a distress call from the pilot moments before losing radar contact. All major components of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site. A review of Nexrad radar for the area included an area of heavy precipitation in close vicinity of the accident site along the intended route of flight. A county trooper reported heavy rain limiting the visibility around the time of the mishap in the general area of the accident site.

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