A. Scott Crossfield's Cessna 210A likely entered a Level 6 thunderstorm and was involved in a low-altitude inflight breakup, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the Apr. 19 crash that killed the legendary test pilot (see tribute on p. 62). Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed when Crossfield departed Prattville (Ala.) Grouby Field Airport at about 10:05 a.m. local time under an IFR flight plan. At about 10:18, the pilot checked in with ...

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