June 6, Boonville, N.Y. / Beech 35 Bonanza


At 14:37 EDT, a Beech Bonanza struck trees after takeoff from the Boonville Airport. The pilot received minor injuries, two passengers were not injured and the airplane was destroyed by a post-crash fire. The pilot said the winds were out of the south and the windsock looked like it was favoring runway 31, but it wasnt. I took it off the runway too slow and the torque just took over. I could feel it happening and I was wondering, What are you doing? I thought as I gained airspeed, I would gain rudder control, which I did, but by that time I was off the side of the runway.


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