Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2008 Issue

August 5, 2008, Lockport, N.Y., Beech B35 Bonanza

The airplane was substantially damaged at 1000 Eastern time while attempting to depart. The private pilot and the passenger incurred minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot later stated, "something didnít feel right" at about the midpoint of the runway during the takeoff. After lifting off, the airplane settled back to the runway, then lifted off again. He then retracted the landing gear.

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