Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2007 Issue

May 2, 2007 in Kayenta, Ariz., Beech V35B

The airplane was substantially damaged when it collided with terrain short of the runway at about 1455 Mountain time. The solo pilot received serious injuries; visual conditions prevailed. The pilot reported losing pitch authority while in cruise flight at 12,500 msl. He maneuvered the airplane to a nearby airport in an effort to land.

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