Preliminary Report: King Air crashes beyond airport

 - February 28, 2008, 6:09 AM

Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90A, Mount Airy, N.C., Feb. 1, 2008–All six people on board were killed when the King Air crashed into a residential area less than 1,000 feet from the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport, the airplane’s destination. Cleared for final approach, the airplane evidently overshot and made two sharp left turns before crashing. Weather was reported as a low ceiling and fog. The NTSB sent a team to investigate. The group on the airplane was headed for a hunting resort in Virginia, according to local newspaper reports.