ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2731
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Narrative:The Aero Commander 112 prototype crashed during a maximum velocity dive test. The tail section failed and the aircraft subsequently disintegrated.
Rockwell Commander 112
|Owner/operator:||North American Rockwell|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Albany, GA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Albany Airport, GA (ABY/KABY)|
|Destination airport:||Albany Airport, GA (ABY/KABY)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The test pilot, Ralph Kimberland, escaped by parachute when the aircraft started to disintegrate but his flight-test observer was killed.
The accident led to design changes to the tail.
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||Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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