Three Fatally Injured Supporting Military Exercise
A civilian airplane which went down last Wednesday while
supporting a military exercise in Central Florida apparently lost
its right wing prior to impact according to the NTSB.
In a news conference last last week, NTSB spokesman Ralph Hicks
said the right wing was found about and eight of a mile from the
impact site. Tampa-area cable news station Bay News 9 reports that
Hicks said both engines of the Cessna 337 separated from the
fuselage when the aircraft impacted the ground. All three of those
on board were fatally injured in the accident.
The accident is still in its preliminary stages. The civilian
contractors onboard theaircraft were reportedly assisting in a
military air-to-ground communications exercise.