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Narrative:The aircraft, a Beech 18, was destroyed upon impact with terrain in a residential area of Taylorville, Illinois, after the discharge of 12 parachutists.
|Owner/operator:||Mid America Sport Skydive Club (Rgd. Barron Aviation|
|C/n / msn:|| BA-468|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Taylorville, IL -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
The incident occurred as five jumpers were standing in the door. It is suggested that flaps were up and the port engine was feathered. The plane rolled ninety degrees to port, then another 90 degrees. The plane then made an inverted dive and no maneuvers were seen performed prior to impact.
The sole pilot remaining onboard the aircraft received fatal injuries from the impact forces.
http://www.skydivetaylorville.org/messages.html http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events01/media/01_697Q.txt http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=697Q http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N697Q.html
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