Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2009 Issue

February 5, 2009, Avalon, Calif., Beech A36 Bonanza

The airplane collided with terrain at about 1642 Pacific time, shortly after taking off on a planned IFR flight in instrument conditions. The private pilot and two passengers were killed. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and empennage from impact forces and a post-crash fire.

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