Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2007 Issue

January 2, 2007, Washington, Ind., Beech Model 58 Baron

At about 1400 Central time, the airplane was destroyed during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain while maneuvering. Visual conditions prevailed; the Private pilot and sole occupant sustained fatal injuries. An individual in a second airplane, who was following the accident airplane, reported seeing the accident airplane in a 45-to-60 deg. banked turn below the tree line. He stated: I then saw a spray, maybe fuel, and then saw that the plane had stopped.

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