Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2010 Issue

May 14, 2010, Redmond, Ore., Piper PA-24-250 Comanche

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 0718 Pacific time when it impacted terrain during initial climb. The solo commercial pilot was killed. Visual conditions prevailed. A witness in the ATC tower observed the accident airplane depart, reporting it appeared to be "on a normal climb."

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