Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2013 Issue

December 1, 2012, Correctionville, Iowa - Beech Model P35 Bonanza

At about 1950 Central time, the airplane collided with trees and terrain while maneuvering for landing at a private airstrip. The pilot was seriously injured; two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. Instrument conditions prevailed. While en route, the pilot was receiving flight-following services from ATC. At 1936, the pilot advised ATC he had the airport in sight. Radar services were then terminated. The airplane struck trees and terrain about ½ mile northeast of the airport. A post-impact fire ensued.

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