Pilot Reported Engine Trouble
The NTSB will investigate Wednesday's crash of a Beech H-35 into
a vacant house near Reno, Nevada -- a crash that claimed the lives
of both people onboard the aircraft.
"There is nothing left of the plane," Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt.
Ron Larson told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "There's no way there
could be any survivors."
The V-tailed Bonanza (file photo of type, below) went down just
a few minutes after taking off from Reno-Tahoe International
Airport, and was registered to a California man -- John Monday of
Laguna Beach. But at this point, investigators aren't saying if
Monday himself was on board.
A spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol says officers saw the
plane in trouble. They saw it going down and rushed to the scene.
When they got there, the found an unoccupied duplex on fire.
Officials say the aircraft and everything inside it was completely
"I saw it coming over the horizon," said one witness, Mike
Trimm. "The wings waved back and forth and back and forth. It was
flying way too low and it just dived right down into the
According to the FAA Preliminary Report (below,) the aircraft's
pilot reported an engine problem after takeoff, and was trying to
** Report created 6/8/2006 Record
Make/Model: BE35 Description: 35
Date: 06/07/2006 Time: 2205
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: RENO State: NV Country: US
ACFT ON ATTEMPT TO LAND AFTER REPORTING ENGINE PROBLEM ON
INTO A RESIDENCE, THE TWO PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALLY
INJURED, RENO, NV
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 1 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: 2210Z 2801G25 10SM CLR 31/-03 2993
Dep Date: Dep.
Last Radio Cont:
FAA FSDO: RENO, NV
Entry date: 06/08/2006