Dec. 25, Addison, Texas / Beech Duke


At 16:40 central time, a Beech BE-60 landed hard on runway 33 at the Addison Municipal Airport following ice accumulation on the airplane. The pilot and his two passengers escaped injury, but the airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot reported the airplane was about 100 feet agl on short final for runway 15 when the windshield iced. The pilot requested and was cleared to circle for the landing. The aircraft landed on runway 33 and slid, collapsing the landing gear and leaving structural damage throughout the aircraft.


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