Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2011 Issue

February 26, 2011, Kingston, N.Y., BAC 167 Strikemaster

At about 1332 Eastern time, the vintage military jet crashed into the Hudson River following an in-flight loss of airplane control. Visual conditions prevailed. The private pilot was killed and the airplane received substantial damage. Witnesses reported the pilot flew over the airport and performed a rolling maneuver, described as a roll or a barrel roll. Following the rolling maneuver, the airplane remained in the traffic pattern and the pilot executed a second pass down the runway centerline, at low altitude and with the landing gear retracted.

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