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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35574
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE9L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 65-90 King Air
Owner/operator:Airborne Flying Service
Registration: N101GA
MSN: LJ-11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Royal, Arkansas -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Hot Springs, Arkansa (HOT/KHOT)
Destination airport:Pueblo, Colorado (PUB/KPUB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Shortly after take-off from Hot Springs, the pilot advised ATC that he was returning - 'We ain't got a problem, we just need to come back in and land.' He was subsequently told to maintain 3,000 feet. and was given clearance for an ILS approach.

Meanwhile, the pilot had contacted the operator and reported that the cabin heater was not working. The pilot was then heard to say 'oh, shoot!'. This was the last contact with the flight. The accident happened in darkness (18:17 Local time) but in VMC.

The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the accident was that the pilot inadvertently allowed the aircraft to descend and collide with trees after he became diverted by an inoperative cabin heater. Darkness was a related factor


1. NTSB FTW95 FA080 at

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
30-Nov-2016 17:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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