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Crash of a Beechcraft King Air E90 in Ruidoso: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Jun 13, 2017 at 2216 LT
  • N48TA
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Private
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Ruidoso – Abilene
  • LW-283
  • 1978
  • Ruidoso-Sierra Blanca, New Mexico
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • Shortly after takeoff from Ruidoso-Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, while climbing by night, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames. Both occupants, a father and his son aged 13 were killed. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.