November 17, 2010, Payson, Utah, Diamond Aircraft DA20-C1


The airplane was substantially damaged when it descended vertically and impacted terrain at 1306 Mountain time. The flight instructor and student pilot were killed. Visual conditions prevailed.

Witnesses observed the airplane descend vertically in a spiral or spin, making numerous rotations before impacting the driveway of a residential home. Sounds consistent with engine operation during the descent were also reported.


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