Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2003 Issue

February 17, Morristown, Tenn. / Beech Bonanza

At 1945 eastern time, a Beech A36 reported severe in-flight icing and subsequently crashed on approach to Moore-Murrell Airport. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries. The pilot said he was on an IFR flight plan, descending through 8,100 feet when the airplane began to pick up structural ice. The airplane was cleared to descend to 5,100 feet, during which time it continued to collect structural ice. While on final approach to runway 05 the airplane was unable to maintain altitude and crashed a mile southwest of the airport....

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