Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2011 Issue

April 15, 2011, De Queen, Ark., Beechcraft E-55 Baron

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 0830 Central time when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff. The solo private pilot was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. According to a witness, the airplane was an estimated 300 to 500 feet in the air when its engines sounded like they were cutting out.

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