May 23, Aliceville, Ala. / Beech Travel Air


At about 08:10 CDT, a Beech 95-A55 was lost from radar and crashed near Aliceville. The commercial-rated pilot was killed. The flight originated about 07:49 from Meridian, Miss. The pilot advised the approach controller that he was having a problem that did not involve the airplane. He requested and received a vector to George Downer Airport, 9.6 miles from his location. The controller asked the pilot if he was declaring an emergency and the pilot responded that he couldnt move his left arm. The controller asked the pilot if he needed equipment standing by at the airport; there was no clear reply from the pilot.


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