November 14, 2009, San Gabriel, Calif., Beech A36


At 1617 Pacific time, the airplane impacted a concrete wall and was destroyed by a post-crash fire. The solo pilot was killed. Visual conditions prevailed. According to local law enforcement, the airplane touched down on railroad tracks, bounced a couple of times and came to rest about 500 yards from the initial point of impact. Witnesses indicated the engine was idling, and the airplane was on a shallow approach to the railroad tracks, with its landing gear down.


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