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January 12, Cedar City, Utah / Beech Travelair

At 1142 mountain time, a Beech B95 crashed about 16 miles northwest of Cedar City Airport, killing the designated pilot examiner and the commercial pilot examinee. The aircraft was on a check ride that had begun about 25 minutes earlier. There were no ground scars and the airplane apparently hit upright and wings level....

January 24, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. / Beech Travel Air

At about 1626 Pacific time, a Beech 95 lost a propeller blade, which resulted in the right engine tearing from its mounts. The airplane then crashed, killing the pilot. Witnesses reported observing the right engine suspended below the right wing and the airplane entering a steep right bank turn until rolling upside down. The flight was a post-maintenance test flight. The airplanes annual had been signed off that day and the flight was the first after the engine and propeller were overhauled. Preliminary inspection of the propeller showed that its fracture surface had a flat section that revealed beach marks, indicative of a fatigue fracture. Also, several corrosion pits were present on...

September 05, Broomfield, Colo. / Beech Travelair

At 1130 mountain time, a Beech D95A operating as a multi-engine trainer suffered a landing gear retraction on the runway after landing at Jefferson County Airport. The flight instructor said the student went for the wrong switch and he couldnt get to the landing gear handle in time. The Travelairs flap and gear switches are in the opposite positions, relative to the throttle quadrant, than they are in most airplanes....

Feb. 12, Henderson, Nev. / Beech 95 Travelair

At about 14:30 PST, a Beech 95 hit the ground after an inadvertent shutdown of one engine while landing at the Henderson airport. Neither the instructor nor the student pilot was injured. Investigators determined that the aircraft was on approach when the student pilot, who was flying, changed fuel tanks. He inadvertently shut off fuel to the right engine as he was looking for traffic. There was confusion in the cockpit and the appropriate emergency procedures were not executed. The flight instructor had assumed control when the aircraft struck the ground with a windmilling propeller....

Dec. 15, Mesquite, Texas / Beech BE-95-A55 Travelair

At approximately 14:00 CST, a Beech BE-95 was substantially damaged when it veered off the runway during a practice engine failure on takeoff maneuver at the Mesquite Municipal Airport. Neither occupant was injured. the instructor said that, after the student applied takeoff power, the instructor covered the mixture controls with a plastic checklist, and pulled the right engines mixture lever to idle cutoff. The student was not able to maintain directional control, and before the instructor could take the controls, the aircraft departed the runway on the right side onto soft, muddy ground. The nose gear collapsed, the left propeller struck the ground, and the fuselage buckled....

Feb. 18, Coalinga, Calif. / Beech 95-B55

About 17:45 PST, a Beech 95-B55 hit mountains near Coalinga, killing the two occupants. No flight plan was filed and local area residents reported IMC with rain and wind existed near the accident site. The flight originated at Sacramento an hour earlier and was destined for Fullerton when the aircraft was lost from radio and radar coverage at 14,500 feet msl, about 20 miles southeast of the Panoche VOR. Search efforts were initiated and the wreckage was found the next day near Santa Rita Peak about 3,500 feet msl. The pilot had obtained a weather briefing that indicated VFR flight was not recommended. Airmets for turbulence and mountain obscuration were in effect for the area with pilot repo...

Apr. 12, Shawsville, Va. / Beech BE-95A Travelair

At 14:12 EDT, a Beech Travelair crashed near Shawsville, and the four occupants died. The pilot had been given an IFR clearance and had advised the tower that he had Information Romeo, which contained a HIWAS alert for moderate to occasional severe turbulence below 12,000 feet due to northwesterly winds over rough terrain along the airplanes proposed route of flight. The tower controller asked for a pilot report shortly after clearing the flight to climb to 8,000 feet, but the pilot did not respond and the airplane disappeared from radar. The controller said the airplane had reached an altitude of 6,700 feet before he lost track of the target. Pilots in a Cessna 182, Piper Cherokee and...

May 23, Aliceville, Ala. / Beech Travel Air

At about 08:10 CDT, a Beech 95-A55 was lost from radar and crashed near Aliceville. The commercial-rated pilot was killed. The flight originated about 07:49 from Meridian, Miss. The pilot advised the approach controller that he was having a problem that did not involve the airplane. He requested and received a vector to George Downer Airport, 9.6 miles from his location. The controller asked the pilot if he was declaring an emergency and the pilot responded that he couldnt move his left arm. The controller asked the pilot if he needed equipment standing by at the airport; there was no clear reply from the pilot....

Dec. 3, Milltown, Wisc. / Beech Travelair

At 15:16 central time, a Beechcraft 95-B55 crashed after a loss of control while maneuvering near Milltown, killing the flight instructor and the dual student. The flight had departed St. Paul, Minn., on a local instructional flight. Several witnesses reported hearing the engines stop and said they saw the airplane spiraling to the ground....

October 26, Pittstown, N.J. / Beech Travelair

At about 12:55 eastern time, a Beech B95A was damaged during landing at Sky Manor Airport. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. A witness said the pilot aborted the first landing attempt. During the second attempt, the airplane first touched down on one main landing gear, then the other. The nose of the airplane went straight up in the air, and the airplane stalled. It then nosed straight down and left two impact marks where the engines hit the runway. The airplane then flipped on its back and skidded off the runway....