B90 King Air Crashes Near Milwaukee

 - November 5, 2012, 3:35 PM

A Beech B90 King Air operating on a Part 91 flight overran a runway at Sylvania Airport (C89) in Sturtevant, Wis., 17 miles south of Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. The incident occurred on October 22 at about 6:45 p.m. local time. After leaving Runway 8R, the aircraft collided with a fence and a ditch, causing minor injuries to the single passenger aboard. While its commercially rated pilot was not injured, the aircraft sustained damage to its fuselage and both wings. Details are not yet clear about how the aircraft was operated in IMC conditions without filing a flight plan. The aircraft had departed Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field (JXN) in Jackson, Mich., for the trip to Sturtevant.