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

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.14.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.15.18

Airborne 05.16.18

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 05.14.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.15.18

Airborne 05.16.18

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18

Airborne 05.18.18

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

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.20.18)

“We were honored to be selected by several airlines to create this retrofit solution for flight deck power. Our global experience in certification services is helping these a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.18): Execute Missed Approach

Execute Missed Approach Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the missed approach proce>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.18)

Aero Linx: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India) Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the regulatory body governing the safety aspects of civil aviation in India. This >[...]

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those >[...]

Airborne 05.16.18: OSHStar! Pipistrel, iFlightPlanner, ASTM Ice Detection

Also: BRS Parachute Rescue, Joe Nall Canceled, Mars Helicopter, Top Teen Rocket Scientists A growing presence at each year’s AirVenture Fly-Ins has been the availability of a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC