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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 22 August 2008
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Betrieben durch:Southwest Skin and Cancer LLC
Gemietet von :Leavitt Group Wings, LLC
Kennzeichen: N601PC
Werknummer: B-225
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,9 km (1.2 Meilen) S of Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT (CNY) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT (CNY/KCNY), USA
Flug nach:Cedar City Airport, UT (CDC/KCDC), USA
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



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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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