Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 7, 2009, Truckee, Calif., Cessna P206B

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain at about 1849 Pacific time, shortly after taking off. The private pilot and three passengers sustained serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses reported the airplane seemed like it was not climbing and started to descend. Subsequently, the airplane impacted an open field about one-half mile southeast of the airport and nosed over. A passenger reported the pilot performed an engine run-up and did not notice anything irregular.

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