Preliminary Accident Reports

June 1999 Issue

March 15, Dravosburg, Pa. / Beech BE-76 Duchess

At about 12:37 EST, a Beech Duchess crashed while on approach to the Allegheny County Airport in Pittsburgh. The pilot and one passenger were killed and two passengers were seriously injured. The flight originated from Hampton, Ga., about 4 hours before the accident. The pilot flew the VOR Runway 5 approach. The tower controller reported that the airplane was in sight and cleared the pilot to land on runway 31. The pilot acknowledged the controller, and a short time later requested runway 28. No further statements were heard from the pilot, and when the controller looked for the airplane, he could no longer see it. Witnesses near the accident site reported they did not hear any engine noise...

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