Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2001 Issue

Oct. 21, Georgetown, Calif. / Ryan ST3KR

At 15:55 Pacific time, a Ryan ST3KR crashed into trees one minute after departing from the airport at Georgetown. The pilot was seriously injured and the passenger was killed. Witnesses told police several airplanes stopped at Georgetown after one leg of a round-robin cross-country. The accident pilot left his traveling companion on the ground while he gave a ride to a new private pilot. A mechanic who observed the accident said the airplane departed on runway 34, stayed low over the runway then pulled up steeply and banked right. It then rolled sharply to the left and the nose dropped....

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