Date & Time: Dec 29, 2004 at 1018 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N573B
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Glendale-Newton
MSN:
31-7530008
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
936
Captain / Total hours on type:
62
Aircraft flight hours:
6773
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a private flight from Glendale (Arizona) to Newton (Kansas), when he informed ATC about engine problem. He decided to divert to Gallup, New Mexico, but the twin engine aircraft crashed in a desert few kilometers short of runway. The pilot was killed upon impact.