Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2003 Issue

February 04, Middletown, Calif. / Beech Bonanza

At about 0755 Pacific time, a Beech F35 struck fences and a house during an aborted takeoff from a private dirt airstrip near Middletown. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The pilot said the airplane was “ice heavy” during takeoff and ran out of runway, so the pilot tried to abort the takeoff. A police officer reported that the wheels of the airplane touched down approximately 300 feet from the house....

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