December 10, 2006, Waco, Texas / Cessna 310Q


At about 1859 Central time, the airplane was destroyed when it collided with terrain while executing an ILS approach. The Commercial pilot and two passengers aboard were fatally injured. Night instrument conditions prevailed. As the pilot approached the Waco Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) area, he received a clearance for and vectors for the ILS Runway 19 approach. The pilot acknowledged the clearance and shortly thereafter was told to contact the tower.

At 1856, the tower controller informed the pilot that weather at the airport was “two-miles visibility with a 200-foot overcast ceiling and fog.” The pilot acknowledged. Approximately two minutes later, a controller issued a low-altitude alert. Shortly thereafter, a tower controller reported seeing a “fireball” north of Runway 19.


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