Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2006 Issue

January 2, 2006, Heber City, Utah. / Beech 35-A33 Debonair

At about 1230 Mountain time, the airplane impacted terrain under unknown circumstances, killing the non-Instrument rated Commercial pilot and sole occupant. The airplane sustained substantial damage. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The flight was receiving VFR flight-following services; at about 1119, the controller advised the pilot of a storm system in the Salt Lake Valley and to the south. The pilot acknowledged receiving the information. At about 1138, the pilot was again advised of deteriorating weather conditions along his route of flight. About 1151, the pilot reported he was following I-80 south and, if necessary, would turn around and land at For...

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