The report states that friends and family of the pilot told officials the plane was recently purchased. The ill-fated flight was taken to "complete ground and flight training to meet insurance requirements." A flight plan was not filed.
The 1977 Beech B-60, a small twin-engine plane, left
For about the next 30 minutes, radar data obtained by the
Witnesses of the crash told officials the plane sounded as if it was at a "low" altitude, but "the engine sound was smooth." The witness demonstrated the plane "suddenly banking to one side, and entering a spiraling descent" before crashing, the report stated.
The plane, registered out of
The plane's most recent annual inspection was completed on
The flight instructor reported more than 20,000 total hours of flight experience as of
Because of damage from the fire, officials couldn't confirm if seat belts were worn, but a latched buckle was found.
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