Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Beech C99 Airliner, Alpine Air Express, N216CS: Accident occurred January 23, 2017 at Durango La-Plata County Airport (DRO), Durango, La Plata County, Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Alpine Air ExpressInc: http://registry.faa.gov/N216CS

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA123 
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, January 23, 2017 in Durango, CO
Aircraft: BEECH C 99, registration: N216CS
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 23, 2017, about 1900 central standard time (CST), a Beechcraft C99, N216CS, departed the runway during an attempted takeoff at Durango La-Plata County Airport (DRO), Durango, Colorado. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both engines. The airline transport-rated pilot and commercial-rated co-pilot were not injured. The airplane was registered to Alpine Aviation Inc, and was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a cargo flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.

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