Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2013 Issue

January 11, 2013, Maxwell, Neb., Raytheon Model 58 Baron

At about 1555 Central time, the airplane was destroyed upon impacting terrain. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan had been filed. At approximately 1550 and shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported to ATC climbing out of 4700 feet msl to 9000 feet. At 1552, the pilot requested a report on cloud tops but no current ones were available. At 1553, a “mayday” call was heard followed by loss of radio and radar contact.

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