Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2008 Issue

April 15, 2008, Dimas, Calif., Piper PA-23-160

At about 2041 Pacific time, the airplane impacted terrain following a loss of control during takeoff initial climb. The two commercial pilots aboard sustained serious injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. Night visual conditions prevailed. The flight’s purpose was for the left-seat pilot to demonstrate the airplane to the right-seat pilot.

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