Jan. 16, Rogersville, Tenn. / Beech Bonanza


At about 16:40 EST, a Beech BE-35 crashed into Clinch Mountain near Rogersville, killing the pilot. IMC prevailed but no flight plan had been filed. The pilot departed Louisville, Ky., at 14:00 and received VFR flight following until 16:28, at which time radar service was terminated. The reported ceiling in the area was 1,300 feet overcast. A witness at Hawkins County Airport, the intended destination, said IMC had existed at the airport all day.


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