Sept. 18, Bryan, Texas / Cessna 182


At 18:59 CDT, a Cessna 182A jump plane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Coulter Field Airport. The pilot and four parachutists were killed. Witnesses said the airplane climbed to about 300 to 400 feet agl, then banked right and nosed down. One witness said the aircraft made one complete turn before it descended from his view. The engine was sent to the manufacturer for a detailed examination.


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