Pilot Lost Control before Fatal Crash

Aviation International News » March 2006
September 21, 2006, 6:13 AM

A Tri-Coastal Airlines Metro crashed in a “nose-down, near-vertical attitude” near Paris, Tenn., while on a cargo flight from Dayton, Ohio, to Harlingen, Texas, on February 8. The sole-occupant pilot was killed. According to the NTSB, the aircraft was at 16,000 feet when the pilot requested two 360-degree turns and reported he had an “asymmetric fuel condition.” After obtaining a vector to the nearest airport and being cleared to descend, the pilot transmitted “Mayday” six times, after which radar and radio contact with the aircraft was lost.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X