Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2008 Issue

November 6, 2007, Chino, Calif., Beech A100 King Air

At 0918 Pacific time, the airplane impacted trees about ¾ mile beyond its departure runway, coming to rest inverted in an open field. The airplane was destroyed. The commercial, instrument-rated pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed for the flight to Visalia, Calif. Weather conditions at the time of the accident included calm winds were calm, ¼ mile visibility in fog and a ceiling of 100 feet. The FAA’s data include a primary target dropping off the radar scope at 800 feet msl. The accident pilot was not the regular pilot for the company, but was named on the insurance policy as an approved pilot-in-command.

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