Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 6, 2009, Dodge City, Kan., Beech V35 Bonanza

The airplane was substantially damaged after a hard landing at 1415 Central time following a loss of airspeed indication in IMC. The commercial pilot and one passenger were not injured. Instrument conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot later stated he encountered icing conditions and diverted. Before reaching the new destination, the airspeed indicator stopped working. While over the runway on landing approach, the airplane "fell straight down."

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