May 05, Farmingdale, N.J. / Beech Bonanza


At about 1515 eastern time, a Beech A36 crashed while on approach to Monmouth Executive Airport, killing the pilot and leaving the pilot-rated passenger with serious injuries. The turboprop Bonanza had departed Sarasota, Fla., at about 1015. The airplane was on an IFR flight plan for Bridgeport, Conn., when the pilot told the controller he wanted to deviate to Farmingdale for fuel. The propeller was found feathered and only traces of fuel were found at the crash site. The pilot reported 21,600 hours of flight experience, which included 75 hours during the previous 6 months.


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