Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 25, 2009, Santa Fe, N.M., Beech B35 Bonanza

At approximately 0930 Mountain time, the airplane was substantially damaged upon impacting terrain during an emergency landing. The private pilot and single passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. While departing Runway 33, smoke began entering the cockpit. The pilot could not see clearly in front of him and elected to land on the nearest visible runway, which was Runway 2.

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