Accident Rockwell Commander 112 N112AC, Monday 25 October 1971
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Date:Monday 25 October 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 112
Owner/operator:North American Rockwell
Registration: N112AC
MSN: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Albany, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
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 Aero Commander 112 prototype crashed during a maximum velocity dive test. The tail section failed and the aircraft subsequently disintegrated.
The test pilot, Ralph D. Kimberlin, 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.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA72FKG50
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
08-Sep-2018 19:35 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2018 19:41 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2023 06:07 Anon. Updated

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