Jan. 31, Salem, Mo. / Cessna U-206G Stationair


At 12:12 CST, a Cessna U-206G piloted by an instrument-rated pilot was destroyed during a collision with the ground following a loss of control, killing the pilot. The pilot had told controllers the airplanes vacuum pump had failed. While making a turn the pilot said he was completely disoriented. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and the flight was operating on an IFR flight plan.


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