Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2006 Issue

November 8, 2005, Datil, N.M. / Beech A36 Bonanza

The airplane was destroyed at approximately 1245 Mountain time when it impacted terrain while maneuvering. The Private pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. Accident site investigation revealed the airplane impacted the tops of pine trees prior to impact with terrain. The wreckage was distributed on rising, rocky terrain and the main wreckage was located approximately 136 feet from the initial ground scar. The main wreckage consisted of the fuselage, portions of the left and right wings, the empennage and the engine. A post-impact fire ensued....

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