OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A preliminary report says a plane that
crashed near Antlers last week and killed four people disintegrated
The report from the National Transportation Safety Board says
the plane broke apart while trying to reach a cruising altitude of
about 23,100 feet. Radar indicates the plane made a 180-degree turn while descending at 13,500 feet per minute.
The crash near the Antlers airport killed Albert Radko and Perry
Price of Oklahoma City, pilot Charles Howard of Houston and his
son-in-law - co-pilot Jon Olsen of Hitchcock, Texas.
The four left Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City about 30 minutes before the crash and were heading to Orlando, Florida, for an aviation convention.
NTSB investigator Tim LeBaron says the plane exceeded it's
design limits and the question now is "why?"
LeBaron says it could take six months to a year to complete the