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Old 08-14-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Traxx822 View Post
Just saw this news add about a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B owned by former Microsoft exec that died recently. Reminded me about the styling of the 1121. Too bad and very sad that they had to die though.

My guess is carb ice and he got too low, aimed it to let the wings take the impact on both houses. I think he did the best he could considering.

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/230...en-plane-crash

That's too bad. I flew on an Aero Commander in the late 80s. Very similar shape. I think there were quite a few 1121 accidents late in its service life as well.

We lost a member of our ski club last month. He lost an engine on his Piper PA-30 taking off out of Amarillo and was unable to recover. Very sad situation. He had been flying for years. Heck of a guy and wonderful family. We will miss him a lot.
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