Preliminary Accident Reports

December 1999 Issue

Sept. 3, West Palm Beach, Fla. / Beech King Air

At about 03:25 EDT, a Beech B-90 King Air crashed on approach to Palm Beach International Airport. All eight occupants were killed. The flight had originated at 23:32 from Pontiac, Mich., enroute to Boca Raton, Fla. The flight plan called for a time enroute of five hours and listed fuel on board at six hours. At 03:14 the pilot made initial contact with the Palm Beach controllers and was told no weather information was available for Boca Raton. At 03:23 the pilot asked to land at PBI and was cleared from 6,000 feet to 1,500 feet. The pilot reported the airport in sight and was cleared for a visual approach. At 03:25:27, a radio transmission from the flight said, ...Alpha Sierra, we need, ah...

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