Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2005 Issue

November 30, 2004, Chesterfield, MO. / HFB 320 Hansa

At 1956 Central time, the jet was destroyed when it impacted the Missouri River during initial takeoff climbout about two miles west of Runway 26L at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in St. Louis, Mo. The pilot and copilot received fatal injuries. The ferry flight was en route to Toledo, Ohio; night visual conditions prevailed....

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