February 15, 2011, Des Moines, Iowa, Beech E-90 King Air


The airplane was substantially damaged at 0945 Central time when the right aileron departed in-flight. The airline transport pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the local post-maintenance flight. During a climb to 18,000 feet msl, the right aileron departed the airplane. The pilot reported the airplane was “very controllable” and landed without further incident.


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