Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 21, Mexia, Texas / Beech Baron

At 17:30 CST, a Beech 95-B55 crashed while maneuvering in the traffic pattern at Limestone County Airport. The pilot was killed. Two witnesses said the pilot radioed that he was on downwind and then on base for runway 18. The pilot then said he “didn’t have a green gear light” but that the mechanical indicator was showing the nose gear extended position. The pilot asked the witnesses to examine the gear as he flew by. He passed over the runway at about 200 feet and a “very slow airspeed.” The pilot then added power and began to climb, but did not add much power. Another witness saw the Baron make a very steep turn to the left and spin to the ground 1.5 miles southeast of the airport....

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