Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2005 Issue

October 4, 2005, Barnum, Wyo. / Beech V35B Bonanza

The airplane was destroyed and the pilot and passenger aboard it were fatally injured after impact with terrain at 1022 Mountain time. Instrument conditions prevailed. While en route, the pilot contacted the controller and asked about icing reports in the area. The pilot stated that he was “having trouble holding altitude.” Shortly thereafter, the pilot declared an emergency and radar and radio communications were lost....

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