Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2009 Issue

April 11, 2009, San Diego, Calif., Piper PA-24-250

The airplane experienced an in-flight breakup during an uncontrolled descent at about 1054 Pacific time. The airplane was destroyed during the breakup sequence and post-impact ground fire. The private pilot and passenger were killed. Visual conditions prevailed; the flight was operating on an IFR clearance.

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