November 27, McAlester, Okla. / Piper Seneca


At 1604 central time, a Piper PA-34-220T crashed following a loss of control while executing a go-around. The pilot and four passengers were killed. A witness said the pilot made two radio transmissions, initially reporting that he was 10 miles south of the airport, and a subsequent transmission that he was 5 miles south and would be landing at McAlester. There were no further radio communications from the pilot. The witness said the airplane was fast on the approach approximately halfway down the 5,602-foot runway 01 at an altitude of 5 to 10 feet. He also said the left propeller was not turning. When the pilot started a go-around, the airplane pitched up slightly, then rolled toward the dead engine, crashing in a steep nose-down attitude.


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