Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2010 Issue

September 2, 2010, Redwood City, Calif., Beech 65 Queenair

The airplane impacted a salt-water lagoon at about 1158 Pacific time, shortly after takeoff. The airline transport pilot, the pilot-rated airplane owner and the passenger were killed. The airplane was substantially damaged. Visual conditions prevailed. After takeoff, the airplane appeared to climb normally and was about mile beyond the runway when a "slight right rudder turn" was observed, followed by a correction. Three to four seconds later, the airplane rolled and turned to the right, descending steeply into the water.

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