Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2007 Issue

September 1, 2007, Elizabethton, Tenn., Beech A36

At 1033 Eastern time, the airplane impacted up-sloping terrain and was destroyed. The commercial-rated pilot and four passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated about 1029. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses reported the airplane landed at approximately 1001 hours, taxied to the south side of the airport, and without securing the engine, boarded two waiting passengers. The airplane then was observed taxiing towards a runway, but an airplane was being towed on the taxiway at that time. The accident airplane turned around and taxied to the opposite end of the same runway and began its takeoff roll.

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