Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2004 Issue

May 16, 2004, Morrisville, N.C. / Beech A36 Bonanza

The six-seat Bonanza was substantially damaged and its solo Private pilot killed after colliding with trees and the ground during an emergency descent to land at the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. Visual conditions prevailed; the flight departed from Daytona Beach, Fla., and stopped briefly at Wilmington, N.C. The airplane had been fully fueled before takeoff from Florida. A review of radar data showed that the pilot reported he had lost his engine when the airplane was about 1.37 miles from Runway 23L and at an altitude of 800 feet MSL....

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