Over the past five years, one of the world’s most popular, dependable aircraft has been involved in a series of accidents—all of them fatal, all of them on takeoff. In each case, the Beechcraft King Airs appeared to roll or yaw to the left during a possible engine malfunction and crashed within seconds. What might be happening here? And what can pilots do to save their airplanes, their passengers, and their lives?
- Edward Hench (pseudonym), King Air 350 crewmember
- Kipp Lau, pilot, aviation journalist
- Marc Fruchter, aviation safety consultant
- Lee Coffman, aviation safety consultant, King Air maintenance expert