Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2001 Issue

Dec. 24, Albuquerque, N.M. / Beech Bonanza

At 15:57 mountain time, a Beech V35B crashed during its landing approach to Albuquerque International Airport. The passenger was killed in the crash and the pilot died of his injuries two days later. The aircraft was cleared to land on runway 3 but the pilot lined up for landing on runway 35. When the tower pointed this out, he attempted to divert to the intersecting runway 3. The aircraft impacted the ground in a nose low attitude near the approach end of runway 3....

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