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Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Catawba: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2017 at 0153 LT
Registration:
N2655B
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Waukegan – Winnipeg
MSN:
421C-0698
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Waukegan, Illinois, in the evening, bound for Winnipeg, carrying six people en route to a fishing camp for the weekend. While cruising by night, it appears the pilot encountered problems with weather conditions and was in contact with ATC when control was lost. The airplane struck a road and eventually crashed in a wooded area located 13 miles southwest of the Phillips-Price County Airport, Wisconsin. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all six occupants have been killed.