Preliminary Report: Fog possible factor in Chino crash

 - January 2, 2008, 8:32 AM

Hawker Beechcraft King Air A100, Chino, Calif., Nov. 6, 2007–The crash of King Air N30GC, registered to RHB-JMJ of Chino, killed the two crewmembers, the only occupants. The twin turboprop was taking off from Chino Airport, where the visibility was a quarter mile in fog, and hit trees about three-quarters of a mile from the departure end of Runway 26R.

A witness heard a crashing sound and saw the King Air hit the ground on the right side. A portion of the right wing and engine struck the ground and “burst into flames.” The airplane then cartwheeled and came to rest upside down about 100 yards from where it hit the ground. The witness notified the control tower of the accident and went to the site to help. The King Air was destroyed.