Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2006 Issue

January 1, 2006, Dawson, Ga. / Beech D55 Baron

The airplane was substantially damaged and the Private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured when the airplane crashed during an approach at 1447 Eastern time. A pilot-rated passenger and two additional passengers received serious injuries. Instrument conditions prevailed. At 1335, the pilot requested an approach to Moultrie, Ga., which he missed. The pilot then requested vectors to the ILS Runway 4 approach at Albany, Ga. The pilot was cleared for that approach but, at 1430, advised the controller that he needed an airport nearby, as he was “running out of fuel.” The controller asked the pilot if he had ground contact, and he replied, “negative.” The controller then asked how much fu...

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