NTSB Prelim: Mooney M20M

Airplane Subsequently Climbed To 16,300 Ft, Then Began A Rapid Descent To 11,300 Ft With Erratic Turns On October 28, 2021, about 0911 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M20M, N40KA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near, North Bend, Washington. The private pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan with a planned route from Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO), Arlington, Washington, to Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWC) Twin Falls, Idaho. A review of preliminary air traffic control (ATC) communications and radar data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed that the airplane departed AWO about 0842.

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