Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2011 Issue

June 23, 2011, El Monte, Calif., Beech A36 Bonanza

At about 1845 Pacific time, the airplane landed hard during a forced landing. The commercial pilot was not injured but the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane had just undergone an avionics and flight-instrument upgrade. This was the first time the pilot had flown the airplane solo since the new system was installed.

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