King Air Suffers Severe Damage After Depressurization
The partial failure of a windshield and the rapid decompression
of the cabin nearly resulted in the total loss of a King Air and
its crew over the weekend. While details are coming mostly from
general media reports for the moment, video of the aircraft and its
emergency landing have provided significant evidence that an
inflight failure of the aircraft resulted in a rapid, and possibly
uncontrolled descent that nearly caused the aircraft, a Raytheon
King Air B200, to break apart.
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landing in a rural area.
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"We were both getting drunk really fast. I remember
thinking, really slowly, 'Hey, I'm not getting any oxygen, what's
wrong here?' But I was so loony already at that point I couldn't
even solve the problem if it could be solved. I just sort of
thought to myself, 'I've got to hurry,' but everything was
Source: King Air Pilot Sheldon Stone,
describing a rapid cabin depressurization accident that severely
damaged the King Air 200 he was flying.