November 27, 2008, Porterville, Calif., Raytheon Aircraft Company G36


The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain at about 0925 Pacific time, following a reported loss of engine power during a missed approach. The instrument-rated private pilot and one of his two passengers sustained serious injuries; one passenger sustained minor injuries. Instrument conditions prevailed.

The pilot was cleared for the VOR-A approach. According to a passenger in the airplane, the pilot attempted to abort the approach and initiate a climb when the engine “did not react normally.” The pilot initiated a forced landing to a nearby road. Shortly after, the airplane struck trees and the ground.


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