Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2009 Issue

February 12, 2009, Porter, Texas, Beech 95-A55

At 1740 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it collided with trees and terrain during an attempted go around. The commercial pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The airport manager observed the accident. She stated, "It appeared to be higher than I would have expected. As it flared, it seemed to float for an unusually long period. By midpoint on the runway, it seemed unlikely that he would be able to complete the landing successfully."

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