Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2002 Issue

March 04, Springfield, Mo.: Beech Baron and Piper Archer

At 1300 central time, a Beech BE-55 and a Piper PA-28-181 were damaged in a mid-air collision about 20 miles southeast of Springfield. No one was injured. The Archer had departed Mountain Home, Ark., en route to Lee’s Summit, Mo., at 1145. Later the Baron, on an instructional flight with a flight instructor and a pilot-rated student, left on the same route. The airplanes were not flying a formation flight. Both airplanes were flying at 6,500 feet msl on an approximate heading of 330 degrees. The Baron overtook the Archer. When the CFI in the Baron saw the Archer, he pushed the yoke forward and attempted to pass beneath the Archer. The vertical stabilizer of the Baron struck the left main lan...

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