Two Lost As Bonanza Goes Down Near Montrose Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.25.16

Airborne 04.26.16

AEA2016 LIVE!!! 0830-1230ET

AEA2016 LIVE!!! 1400-1700ET

AEA2016 LIVE!!! 1100-1400ET

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.25.16

Airborne 04.26.16

AEA2016 LIVE!!! 0830-1230ET

AEA2016 LIVE!!! 1400-1700ET

AEA2016 LIVE!!! 1100-1400ET

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Wed, Jul 05, 2006

Two Lost As Bonanza Goes Down Near Montrose Airport

Investigators Checking Reports Of Engine Failure

A pilot who had just purchased a Beech Bonanza, and the flight instructor giving him lessons on flying it, were lost Monday morning when the plane crashed while attempting to land in Montrose, CO.

Officials identified the pilot as 61-year-old David Gibson. He was on a training flight with Larry Smalley, 65, when the Beech went down in a neighborhood adjoining the Montrose Regional Airport (KMTJ). The aircraft impacted a parked semi truck, sparking a fire.

NTSB Senior Investigator Arnold Scott told the Grand Junction Sentinel he will be checking into reports the plane's engine was not running when the plane went down.

"According to witnesses, they did not hear sounds coming from the airplane and saw little if any rotation of the propeller," he said. "So we will be looking at the engine."

No one on the ground was injured.

Montrose County Coroner Mark Young said Gibson was an experienced pilot, and regularly flew between Aspen and Telluride on business. Gibson had just purchased the A36TC Bonanza from a Kansas firm.

Gibson last checked in with Montrose air traffic control at 9:53 a.m. Monday, Young said, and the accident was called in at 10 am. Montrose Regional aviation director Scott Brownlee told the paper the aircraft (file photo of type, below) had been performing touch and goes in the pattern at KMTJ.

The accident is the first near the airport since the November 2004 takeoff accident involving a Challenger 601, that claimed the lives of three people... including the youngest son of NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.26.16: Drone v Airplane-NOT!, eFusion Electric Plane, ANN@AEA-LIVE!!

Also: MU-2 AOA, AMA Responds To Senate FAA Reauthorization, ANN@AEA Live 04/27-0830ET, ANN@AEA Live 04/28-1400ET, ANN@AEA Live 04/29-1100ET A report of a drone possibly colliding w>[...]

FAA Approves 5,000 Section 333 Exemption Petition Grants

Gowdy Brothers Aerospace Looks To The Future Of Non-Recreational UAS Use FAA Airman and Airspace Rules Division announces 5,076 approved Section 333 petition grants. The FAA furthe>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.01.16)

"Working together, we have accomplished a truly incredible amount in the last couple of years. But we’re still really at the beginning of the process. We need to start thinki>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.01.16)

Aero Linx: Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation The foundation was created to improve aviation safety in Alaska thorough education, advocacy and research. We are a non-profit members>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.01.16): Common Point

Common Point A significant point over which two or more aircraft will report passing or have reported passing before proceeding on the same or diverging tracks. To establish/mainta>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC