Key Lime Air flight 308 on Dec. 5, 2016, should have been strictly routine. After all, it had been part of the pilot’s primary assignment for the Part 135 operator five days a week, Monday through Friday, since 2008. The pilot was based at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP) in Panama City, Florida. As Key Lime Air’s only pilot based there, it was his responsibility to handle the nightly run of United Parcel Service (UPS) cargo to Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (KABY) in Albany, Georgia. Yet that night, something happened that resulted in the in-flight breakup of the Fairchild SA-227AC and its crash near Camilla, Georgia. It was up to the NTSB to figure out what had occurred.
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