Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2008 Issue

April 22, 2008, Hemphill, Texas, Cirrus Design Corp. SR22

At about 1550 Central time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted water following a loss of control near Hemphill, Texas. The private pilot and the two passengers aboard were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. While the airplane was in cruise flight near Monroe, La., ATC lost contact. Repeated attempts to contact the pilot were unsuccessful as the airplane continued flying a straight line at 10,000 feet msl. At 1549, radar contact was lost.

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