Fresh from the shop after extensive maintenance and refurbishment on May 4, 2006, a Hawker Beechcraft 800A departed the Lincoln, Neb., airport for a test flight. On board were two Raytheon test pilots and four passengers whom Raytheon considered crucial for the flight. As pilots slowed the aircraft to approximately 126 knots for a “clean” stall, the right wing stalled, the nose dropped through the horizon and the aircraft continued to roll to the right in a near vertical descent as it ...


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