Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2005 Issue

August 3, 2005, Lyme, N.H. / Convair BT-13A

At about 1403 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed by impact with terrain while departing a private airstrip. The Airline Transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses reported the airplane was climbing through an altitude of approximately 300 feet agl when it suddenly rolled right to the inverted position, and descended nose-down into a cornfield. A post-crash fire consumed the majority of the fuselage....

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