Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

February 01, Brinkley, Ark. / Beech Baron

At 06:38 central time, a Beech BE-58 made a forced landing in a muddy field near Brinkley, seriously injuring the pilot. The pilot told controllers one of the engines indicated a high temperature on one cylinder and requested a diversion to the nearest airport. He received vectors to Federer Memorial Airport, but then the pilot reported, “control problem, plane shaking, not sure I’ve got control, but it’s intermittent,” and advised the ARTCC controller that he was going to land the airplane in a field. At the time of the accident, the airplane had accumulated a total of 110 hours flight time....

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