Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2002 Issue

April 06, Minden, La. / Beech D-45

At approximately 1533 central time, a Beech D-45 crashed during a go-around from runway 01 at the Minden-Webster Airport, killing both aboard. Both pilots were in the process of relocating to the area and had only recently met. Witnesses said the airplane took off about 30 minutes before the accident. It returned, performed a roll over the runway and then executed a series of touch and goes. During the fourth approach, the airplane did not touch down. Subsequently, the airplane entered a left turn and descended uncontrolled to the ground....

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