Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Beechcraft D55 Baron, N44DC: Accident occurred December 21, 2021 near Marion County – Rankin Fite Airport (KHAB), Hamilton, Alabama

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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

GTA Air Inc

Location: Hamilton, Alabama
Accident Number: ERA22LA092
Date and Time: December 21, 2021, 20:20 UTC 
Registration: N44DC
Aircraft: Beech D55 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N44DC
Model/Series: D55
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: K1M4,932 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 8500 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Memphis, TN (MEM)
Destination: Hamilton, AL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.093752,-88.00355 (est)

MARION COUNTY, Alabama — An investigation is underway in northwest Alabama after a small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Beechcraft D55 Baron crashed into a field south of Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday. The Marion County EMA said the crash site is near Exit 14 outside of Hamilton.

The pilot was the only person onboard and was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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