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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Friday 22 August 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operating for:Southwest Skin and Cancer LLC
Leased from:Leavitt Group Wings, LLC
Registration: N601PC
MSN: B-225
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:9263
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,9 km (1.2 mls) S of Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT (CNY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT (CNY/KCNY), United States of America
Destination airport:Cedar City Airport, UT (CDC/KCDC), United States of America
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, N601PC, impacted hilly terrain about 1.2 miles south of the Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT (CNY), shortly after takeoff. The Leavitt Group Wings, LLC., owned and operated the airplane. The certificated commercial pilot and nine passengers were killed. The airplane was substantially damaged during the impact sequence and post crash fire. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that was destined for Cedar City Airport, UT (CDC). No flight plan had been filed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot’s failure to maintain terrain clearance during takeoff for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Accident number: LAX08MA277
Download report: Summary report

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT to Cedar City Airport, UT as the crow flies is 313 km (195 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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