Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2007 Issue

August 18, 2007, Clearwater, Fla., Beech B36TC

The airplane crashed at about 1035 Eastern time while attempting a takeoff. Visual conditions prevailed; instrument flight plan had been filed. The private pilot received serious injuries, and two passengers received minor injuries. The pilot later said the takeoff roll had been uneventful; however, after rotating and at about 50 feet agl, the flight controls became mushy, and he did not have any elevator or rudder control.

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