Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2011 Issue

June 15, 2011, Gray, Tenn., Beech A100 King Air

At about 1405 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it experienced an in-flight upset while in cruise flight. The two commercial pilots were not injured. Instrument conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was in effect. The airplane was flying in smooth IMC conditions at FL200 with an area of "moderate to heavy to extreme" precipitation located about 30 miles to the northwest. As the airplane closed to 20 miles from the weather, it began to experience moderate turbulence and "several seconds of rime ice" on the windscreen.

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