Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2002 Issue

January 21, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. / Beech Bonanza

At 11:00 Pacific time, a Beech B36TC went out of control on takeoff from Mammoth Lakes Airport. The pilot and four passengers were not injured. The pilot reported the airplane encountered a wind gust while taking off on runway 27 that caused one wing to lift and the other to strike the runway. Winds were reported from 200 degrees at 18 knots, gusting to 31....

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