Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2008 Issue

July 8, 2008, Lancaster, Penn., Beech V35B Bonanza

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1506 Eastern time when it impacted the ground short of the runway. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot later stated he was above the glide path shown by the four-light precision approach path indicator system. He reduced power to adjust the projected glide path but, when he applied engine power, the engine did not respond. He made a forced landing in a field which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

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