Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 2, 2010, Destin, Fla., North American AT-6

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted the Gulf of Mexico at 1218 Central time. The commercial pilot and passenger were killed. Visual conditions prevailed. Several witnesses reported the airplane had been performing aerobatic maneuvers along the beach. Just prior to the accident, the airplane was flying east along the beach, then turned west with its "smoke on."

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