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Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 300 in Tucson: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 23, 2017 at 1235 LT
  • N385KA
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Private
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Tucson - Tucson
  • FA-42
  • 1985
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • Just after liftoff from runway 11L, the twin engine aircraft banked left and hit the ground with its left wingtip. Out of control, the airplane crashed on the apron and eventually came to rest in flames against a concrete wall located in front of the main terminal. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and both occupants were killed. It was reported the aircraft has just been sold to a new owner who was apparently performing a control flight in the Tucson area.