That was his last transmission. Two minutes later, the RV-10 crashed in wooded terrain near Seale, Alabama, 17 nm from the Columbus airport. The final moments of the flight, recorded on a handheld GPS in the airplane, told a tale of pilot disorientation. The airplane first descended in a right turn from 2,700 feet to 1,300, then zoomed back upward to 2,770 before again starting to descend. It then apparently entered a spin, finally crashing only 400 feet horizontally from the last GPS fix, recorded when it was still almost 2,000 feet above the ground.