Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2001 Issue

July 18, Sidney, N.Y. / Beech Baron

At about 08:30 eastern time, a Beech BE-58-TC crashed on its third approach to Sidney Airport after missing two similar approaches. The pilot and two passengers were killed. A witness heard the airplane miss the two VOR Runway 25 approaches, then got a phone call from one of the passengers saying they were going to try one more time. The airplane crashed about two miles north of the airport at an elevation about 650 feet higher than the airport. Weather at the time was ceiling about 200 feet with 1 miles visibility at the airport. The accident site had a 100-foot ceiling with -mile visibility....

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