Date: February 06, 1985
Time: 0943
Location: Altus, Oklahoma
Operator: Air Taxi - Oklahoma Airways Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Altus, OK - Oklahoma City, OK
AC Type: Cessna 402B
Registration: N5780M
cn / ln: 402B-0348
Aboard: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: A witness saw smoke & fire trailing from the vicinity of the l eng. He stated that the aircraft's nose came up, the plane rolled to the left, then it entered a steep, nose down, inverted attitude just before it crashed & burned. Total failure of the exhaust manifold system. Inadequate inspection/maintenance.

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