Fuel exhaustion contributes to crash

Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate preflight and inflight fuel planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion and subsequent forced landing in a field. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s delayed action in taking contr

VFR into IMC fatal for three

Probable cause: The pilot's continued visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in controlled flight into terrain. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's inadequate preflight weather planning a

Rushed pilot bends 210

Probable cause: The pilot's exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during an attempted go-around, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Beechcraft – The Numbers

Few aircraft in the marketplace enjoy the storied history and delivery longevity of the Bonanza and Baron lines from Beechcraft. Introduced in 1947, more than 17,000 Bonanzas have been delivered, in a continuous stream that has at times been reduced to a trickle. Nevertheless, the venerable Bonanza soldiers on. On the twin-engine side of the […]

Unfamiliarity with airplane fatal for two

Probable cause: The flight instructor's exceedance of the critical angle of attack during a go-around, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's failure to familiarize himself with the flight character