Factual Report: King Air Crashes on Takeoff

 - May 27, 2010, 6:00 AM

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Punta Chivato, Mexico, Nov. 8, 2008–N200JL was destroyed and the sole pilot/occupant was killed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Punta Chivato Airstrip. According to witnesses, the King Air barely cleared a small hill and appeared to lose airspeed and slow its climb. The turboprop twin then stalled, crashed and burned. The accident is being investigated by the Mexican government with technical assistance from Hawker Beechcraft, Hartzell and Pratt & Whitney Canada.