Loss Of Flight Track Data Coincided With The Accident Site Location

Location: Cash, AR Accident Number: CEN21LA107
Date & Time: January 4, 2021, 09:33 Local Registration: N325GC
Aircraft: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORP G58 Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On January 4, 2021, about 0933 central standard time, a Hawker Beechcraft Corporation G58 airplane, N325GC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Cash, Arkansas. The private pilot and passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to flight track data, the airplane departed from the Jonesboro Municipal Airport (JBR), Jonesboro, Arkansas at 0927. After departure, the airplane flew southwest, climbed to about 2,300 ft msl, and then started to descend. The flight continued to track southwest until about 0932, when it turned right, and flew west-north-west briefly, until flight track data was lost about 0933. The location of the loss of flight track data coincided with the accident site location.

The airplane impacted a muddy rice field about 16 miles southwest of JBR. The airplane was destroyed from a postimpact fire. Two Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspectors and an air safety investigator from Textron Aviation traveled to the accident site to conduct documentation activities. The wreckage was recovered from the accident site for a future examination of the airframe, engines, and propellers.

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