Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2003 Issue

March 07, Milledgeville, Ga. / Beech Bonanza

At 2252 eastern time, a Beech A36 collided with trees 2,350 feet from the approach end of runway 10 at the Baldwin County Airport. The pilot was fatally killed. At 2159 the pilot was cleared for the GPS 10 approach and was instructed to maintain 2,400 feet until established. At 2212:13, the pilot reported a missed approach and requested a second try. At 2236:29, the pilot reported a second missed approach and requested a third try. At 2249:07 radar contact was lost. A review of radar data showed that on the first approach, radar contact was lost 4.06 miles from the airport at 1,700 feet. On the second approach radar contact was lost 5.06 miles from the airport at 1,400 feet. On the third app...

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