Preliminary Report: Reported engine problem downs King Air

 - August 2, 2010, 9:50 AM

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B100, Quebec City, Canada, June 23, 2010–After the pilot reported experiencing problems with the right engine on takeoff and an inability to climb, the twin turboprop crashed into a residential neighborhood as the crew was attempting to return the Canadian-registered aircraft to Jean-Lesage Airport. All five passengers on the charter flight died, along with the two crewmembers. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the accident, with assistance from the NTSB and Hawker Beechcraft.