NTSB Identification: CEN12LA307
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Checotah, OK
Aircraft: DIAL DAVID L TITAN TORNADO II, registration: N158TX
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On May 19, 2012, about 1600 central daylight time, a David L. Dial, Titan Tornado II, single engine land airplane, N158TX, impacted terrain during initial climb after takeoff from a rural private airport near Checotah, Oklahoma. The pilot was fatally injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules flight plan was not filed. At the time of the accident the airplane was departing for a local flight.

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