Aircraft: Beech Duke. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Edwards, Colo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot, 67, held a private pilot certificate with airplane single, multiengine, and instrument privileges. At the time of the accident he held a third class airman medical certificate and had in excess of 1,300 hours total time. The pilot-rated passenger, age 73, held a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single, multiengine, and instrument privileges. His total experience was not determined. The airplane was registered to and operated by the younger pilot.
On the day of the flight, the weather briefer warned the pilot of AIRMETs and SIGMETs for moderate icing between the freezing level and flight level 220 [Read more...]