Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 10, 2009, Port Mansfield, Texas, Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche

At approximately 2221 Central time, the airplane was destroyed after it collided with the water in Laguna Madre. The commercial pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. No flight plan was originally filed; however, the pilot filed an instrument flight rules flight plan while en route. Night instrument conditions prevailed.

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