Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2011 Issue

January 5, 2011, Birmingham, Ala., Beech 58P Baron

The airplane was substantially damaged when it crashed about 1845 Central time during an instrument approach. Night instrument conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed. The private pilot was killed. The pilot was cleared for the ILS Runway 24 approach at BHM, which he acknowledged. The airplane initially intercepted the localizer for the approach, but did not intercept the glideslope.

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