Civil Air Patrol Wing Commander Dies in Crash

Civil Air Patrol

Aggregated by AuxBeacon News Staff

On March 13th, Civil Air Patrol Iowa Wing Commander Lt Col Robert A. Graybill was killed in the crash of N9716Z, a Beech A45, during a flight to conduct flood surveillance. The airplane clipped a powerline near Boone, Iowa and was completely destroyed in the crash. A passenger serving as an observer/scanner was also killed.

The ensuing investigation found that the Pilot in Command attempted operation with known deficiencies in equipment. The aircraft windshield had a heavily crazed windshield.

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