Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 14, Broomfield, Colo. / Pilatus PC-7

At 13:18 MST, a Pilatus PC-7 being delivered from the factory in Switzerland crashed after a low approach at Jefferson County Airport. The Swiss-registered pilot, the sole occupant aboard, was killed. The pilot initiated the five-day trip on Jan. 10, with a final destination of Broomfield, where the company has a corporate office. The pilot asked the Tower for permission to perform a “low go-around” on runway 29R. The pilot was cleared for an optional approach and was instructed to continue in right traffic. Several witnesses observed the aircraft at approximately 100 to 150 feet agl at the midfield point of the runway perform two 360-degree rolls to the right, followed by one 360-degree ro...

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