Tue, Mar 29, 2011
Details Still Sketchy, But Witnesses Said Aircraft "Wobbled"
Before Going Down
The NTSB has released preliminary information in an accident in
which a Beech King Air went down shortly after takeoff in Long
Beach, CA on March 16th, fatally injuring five of the six people on
board. There are still very few details known about the accident,
and the investigation is ongoing.
NTSB Identification: WPR11FA166
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Long Beach, CA
Aircraft: BEECH 200, registration: N849BM
Injuries: 5 Fatal,1 Serious.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may
contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when
the final report has been completed.
On March 16, 2011, at 1029 Pacific daylight time, a Beech "King
Air" 200, N849BM, was substantially damaged when it impacted
terrain during takeoff from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Long Beach,
California. The commercial pilot and four passengers were fatally
injured; a fifth passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was
registered to Carde Equipment Sales LLC, and being operated under
the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. A flight
plan had been filed for a cross-country flight to Heber City, Utah;
the crash occurred on initial departure. Visual meteorological
conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident.
Witnesses reported that the airplane had reached an altitude of
approximately 200 feet, when it "wobbled" side to side several
times and then rolled to the left. Following terrain impact, a fire
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