Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2000 Issue

Oct. 5, Williamstown, Mass. / Raytheon King Air

At about 05:45 EDT, a Raytheon BE-200 crashed near Williamstown, killing both pilots aboard. The pilot contacted the Burlington Flight Service Station for an IFR clearance and was cleared to “maintain 5,000, expect FL220 one zero minutes after departure.” The pilot read back the clearance correctly and departed. Shortly after takeoff, the airplane was in contact with Albany approach and transmitted, “uh, you want us at 2,200?” The airplane crashed on Mount Berlin at about 2,300 feet....

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