July 18, 2009, Verdel, Neb., Beech TC-45J Twin Beech


At approximately 1905 Central time, the airplane was destroyed during a forced landing after a loss of engine power. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

The airplane came to rest in a clearing and a post-impact fire consumed the fuselage. Both of the radial engines had separated from the airframe and sustained impact damage. The pilot held a private pilot certificate for airplane single-engine land but was not certificated to operate multi-engine airplanes.


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