Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2003 Issue

July 18, Fort Worth, Texas / Beech Bonanza

At approximately 1515 central time, a Beech 35-A33 lost engine power on a go-around and was damaged in the off-field landing near Hicks Airfield Airport. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries and one passenger was seriously injured. The pilot said he was landing on runway 32 but the gear would not extend. During the go-around, the engine sputtered. Passengers reported that, during the flight, they had trouble with the intercom and the communication radio, with the comm radio out at the end of the flight. Initial tests found the battery had no charge. The alternator was removed for testing....

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