Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

February 18, Tybee Island, Ga. / Beech Bonanza

At about 20:17 eastern time, a Beech 36 descended into the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island while on a flight from Ormond Beach, Fla., to Williamston, N.C. The pilot and three passengers were killed. The flight was receiving flight following at an altitude of 5,500 feet when radar and radio contact with the flight was lost. Radar data showed the flight made a descending right turn from 5,500 feet and was lost from radar at 2,900 feet....

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