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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.

March 16, 2011, Long Beach, Calif., Beech 200 King Air

The airplane was substantially damaged at 1029 Pacific time when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff. The commercial pilot and four passengers were fatally injured; a fifth passenger was seriously injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses reported the airplane had reached approximately 200 feet when it wobbled side to side several times and then rolled to the left. Following terrain impact, a fire erupted.

February 15, 2011, Des Moines, Iowa, Beech E-90 King Air

The airplane was substantially damaged at 0945 Central time when the right aileron departed in-flight. The airline transport pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the local post-maintenance flight. During a climb to 18,000 feet msl, the right aileron departed the airplane. The pilot reported the airplane was "very controllable" and landed without further incident.

October 18, 2010, Palestine, Texas, Beech A100 King Air

At 1253 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged on impacting several birds. The pilot, co-pilot and three passengers were not injured. Instrument conditions prevailed. The pilot reported he was descending through about 4000 feet in IMC, when he saw a black flash, and heard and felt a "tremendous thud." Both pilots reported there was no change in engine performance, pressurization or flight control feel. After assessing the damage the flight crew decided to return and landed uneventfully about 25 minutes later.

March 2, 2010, DeKalb, Ill., Beech 65-A90 King Air

At 1345 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage on impact with terrain during landing. The left main landing gear collapsed during the landing roll-out. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot and company mechanic were uninjured. The local flight originated from the same airport at 1330.

November 6, 2007, Chino, Calif., Beech A100 King Air

At 0918 Pacific time, the airplane impacted trees about mile beyond its departure runway, coming to rest inverted in an open field. The airplane was destroyed. The commercial, instrument-rated pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed for the flight to Visalia, Calif. Weather conditions at the time of the accident included calm winds were calm, mile visibility in fog and a ceiling of 100 feet. The FAAs data include a primary target dropping off the radar scope at 800 feet msl. The accident pilot was not the regular pilot for the company, but was named on the insurance policy as an approved pilot-in-command.

September 13, 2007, Burlington, Wash., Beech A-36

The airplane impacted a dense stand of trees at approximately 1000 Pacific time, about 1.5 miles northwest of the approach end of runway 10 at the Bayview-Skagit Regional Airport. The private pilot and his two passengers received fatal injuries; the aircraft was destroyed by the impact and post-crash fire. At the time of the accident, the pilot was attempting a GPS approach. He had already attempted one approach, but had executed a missed approach procedure and was making a second attempt. When he was attempting the approaches, the reported ceiling was 100 feet overcast, the visibility was mile, and the temperature/dew point spread was zero degrees.

February 2, 2007, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Beech/Raytheon B200 King Air

At about 1030 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during an uncontrolled descent and recovery from cruise flight at FL270. Visual conditions prevailed. The flightcrew subsequently reported depressurizing the airplane after its windshield began cracking. They donned oxygen masks but were unable to obtain oxygen from the system, resulting in loss of consciousness. They later regained consciousness, recovered from the descent, and landed without further incident.

February 3, 2006, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Beech 200 Super King Air

At 2045 Eastern time, the airplane crashed while on final approach to Runway 23 at the Grand Strand Airport. Visual conditions prevailed. The Airline Transport-rated pilot, and five passengers received fatal injuries; the airplane was destroyed. According to witnesses, the airplane made two approaches. During the first approach the airplane was observed fish-tailing while about 30 feet over the runway. The airplane appeared to regain control but continued flying over the runway until passing the control tower, at which time the airplane began a climbing left turn. The pilot told ATC that his left engine kept power up a little too much and would not come back. The witnesses observed the a...

December 8, 2004, Tulsa, Okla. / Beech B200 King Air

At approximately 1831 Central time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain approximately four miles north of Runway 18L at the Tulsa International Airport. The Private pilot/owner, who was the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. Night visual conditions prevailed for the Part 91 business flight, which originated from the La Crosse (Wis.) Municipal Airport (LSE). The 2100-hour pilot subsequently stated that, while approximately 47 nm north of the destination, the fuel gauges indicated approximately 200 pounds of fuel each for a total of 400 pounds. Approximately six miles from the runway, the right engine started to sputter before it finally quit. The left engine quit just...

June 13, 2004, Rupert, W.V. / Beech King Air 200

The King Air was destroyed at about 0830 Eastern time when it impacted Big Mountain, near Rupert, W.V. The Airline Transport Pilot and Commercial pilot board were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed near the accident site; no flight plan had been filed for the positioning flight from Summersville, W.V., to Lewisburg, W.V. According to an FAA inspector, the flightcrew intended to meet passengers at Lewisburg and take them to Charlotte, N.C. Prior to the flight, the flightcrew obtained a weather briefing and filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan for the second leg of the trip to Charlotte. However, the flightcrew did not file a flight plan for the first leg of the tri...

January 08, Galesburg, Ill. / Beech King Air

At about 1427 central time, a Beech E-90 was damaged when the cabin door opened in flight and struck the empennage. The pilot and six passengers were not injured. The flight had originated about seven minutes earlier....