June 8, 2006, Gregory, Mich. / Beech B36TC Bonanza


At about 1915 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed during an emergency landing following a loss of engine power. A post-impact fire occurred. Visual conditions prevailed; the pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was being flown on its first flight after an annual inspection. A cylinder was replaced, a turbocharger leak was fixed, and the right fuel bladder was removed and reinstalled during the annual inspection. At 1907, radar data showed the airplane descending to 4800 feet and slowing to 160 knots; ATC cleared it to 3000 feet but the pilot responded that he had lost engine power and needed the closest airfield.


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