Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2001 Issue

September 19, Indianapolis, Ind. / Beech King Air

At 07:55 eastern time, a Beech 200 crashed into the instrument approach light system for runway 23L while landing at the Indianapolis International Airport. The pilot and eight passengers reported no injuries. The pilot said the weather was IMC with heavy rain and 1˝ miles visibility. The approach lights were visible at the outer marker. The flight encountered “heavy chop” about 300 yards from the end of the runway. A pilot-rated passenger said the runway was in sight when the rain got so heavy that forward visibility was negligible....

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