Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2000 Issue

Aug. 2, Clarksville, Tenn. / Beech Bonanza

At about 07:00 central time, a Beech A36 struck a tree during a missed approach to runway 35 at Outlaw Field and crashed. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The flight had departed Atlanta at 05:30. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot said he attempted to land on runway 35, then flew a missed approach. During the maneuver, the left wing clipped a tree, rupturing the fuel tank. The pilot maintained control, declared an emergency, and attempted to divert to Sabre Army Heliport. The engine quit before he got there, however, and the airplane crashed in a heavily wooded area....

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