September 2, 2006, McGregor, Texas / Beech BE95 A-55 Baron


At approximately 0755 Central time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain following a loss of control during takeoff and initial climb. The Instrument-rated Commercial pilot and sole occupant was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

A pilot-rated witness observed the accident airplane performing a normal climbout when it suddenly pitched upward and into a steep roll to the left. Although the witness did not see the actual impact, he did see the airplane trying to level its wings seconds before impact. The wreckage energy path measured approximately 172 feet in length.


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