Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2001 Issue

Nov. 30, Clifton, Ariz. / Beech Baron

At 19:44 mountain time, a Beech D55 struck a power pole and crashed while on final for runway 7 at Greenlee County Airport. The pilot was killed and a passenger was seriously injured. A witness said he was at the airport to pick up the pilot and passenger for an Amway meeting in Clifton. The airplane made three attempts to land and on the fourth attempt he saw the airplane veer to the left and burst into flames. The main wreckage was located approximately 600 feet from the approach end of the runway. An investigator noted that, because of hills, the top of the pole was lower than the approach end of the runway....

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