Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2007 Issue

May 17, 2007, Dunkirk, N.Y., Beech A55 Baron

At 0937 Eastern time, the Canadian-registered airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain while attempting an emergency landing. The Canadian-certificated Private pilot, a pilot-rated passenger and another passenger were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed. According to preliminary information, at about 0918 while cruising at 8000 feet, the pilot reported the airplane was experiencing a rough running left engine, and he requested a diversion.

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