Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2002 Issue

June 29, Chambers, Ariz. / Beech Bonanza

At about 2124 mountain time, a Beech C35 broke up in flight about 20 miles south of Chambers, killing the pilot. The flight originated from near Albuquerque, New Mexico, approximately 1 hour earlier. The airplane was in VFR cruise westbound under flight following and had climbed to about 11,000 feet when the airplane deviated from its course and radar contact was lost. The pilot reported no problems. Part of the right wing and right ruddervator/stabilizer were located near the northern end of the 1,650-foot-long wreckage path, with the main wreckage located near the southern end....

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