Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2000 Issue

Dec. 9, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. / Beech Baron

At about 17:27 EST, a Beech 58TC struck a house in Hasbrouck Heights, killing the four aboard the aircraft and giving minor injuries to two people on the ground. The flight was en route from Hanover County Municipal Airport to Teterboro Airport. Upon arrival in the New York metropolitan area, the pilot requested a visual approach but New York Approach did not approve the request. The controller instead cleared him for the VOR/DME-A approach. The controller then handed him off to Teterboro Tower, which told the pilot he was number seven for landing. Several minutes later the tower controller told the pilot he needed to be at 1,500 feet until established on the left base turn. The pilot acknow...

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