Date: July 04, 2010
Time: 00:18
Location: Alpine, Texas
Operator: O'Hara Flying Service II LP
Flight #: ?
Route: Alpine - Midland
AC Type: Cessna 421B
Registration: N31AS
cn / ln: 421B0473
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The air ambulance had just taken off from Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport when the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing. The plane hit a rut in a muddy field, a mile from the airport, overturned and burned. The aircraft was carrying a patient, her husband, two flight nurses and the pilot. The degraded performance of the airplane due to the pilot not properly setting the flaps and retracting the landing gear after takeoff. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's fatigue.

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