June 19, 2010, Seligman, Ariz., Hawker Beechcraft A36 Bonanza


The aircraft collided with terrain and was substantially damaged at 0227 Arizona time. The solo commercial pilot was killed. Night visual conditions prevailed.

According to a family member, the pilot was under emotional distress and had departed without providing details on his destination. The airplane impacted the eastern face of a mountain at approximately 7040 feet msl. The 1100-foot-long debris field continued in a west-southwesterly direction and contained all major portions of the wreckage from the point of impact and down a steep slope.


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