Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2003 Issue

October 02, West Carrollton, Ohio / Beagle B.206

At about 1540 eastern time, a Beagle B.206 Basset crashed in West Carrollton while on a ferry flight to Easton, Md. The pilot was killed. The airplane had been parked at Moraine Airpark for about six months. The pilot obtained a ferry flight permit to move the airplane, which was out of annual. A mechanic who helped prepare the airplane for flight reported draining about 2.5 gallons of water from the airplane’s center sump drain. It was then fueled with 224.5 gallons of avgas and the pilot prepared for departure. A witness said the engines sounded like they were running smoothly but not developing full power. When the airplane was about three-fourths of the way down the 3,500-foot runway, it...

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