FlightAware Flight Tracker for King Air C90C.
N43KM pilot reported to an air traffic controller that the autopilot controls of the Beechcraft King Air had failed and that he was having trouble controlling the aircraft. The air traffic controller noticed the plane deviating from the flight plan the pilot filed, however radio contact was lost.
The aircraft registered to Western Wings Corporation of Roseburg, crashed about 30 miles west of Rocksprings, Texas. The NTSB has taken charge of the investigation.
Regis#: 43KM Make/Model: BE9L Description: 90, A90 to E90 King Air (T-44, VC-6)
Date: 12/14/2008 Time: 2058
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
City: ROCKSPRINGS State: TX Country: US
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE ONE PERSON ON BOARD WAS
FATALLY INJURED, 20 MILES FROM ROCKSPRINGS, TX
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 1
# Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
WEATHER: KDRT 142053Z AUTO 13007KT 10SM CLR 26/07 A2968
Activity: Unknown Phase: Unknown Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: SAN ANTONIO, TX (SW17) Entry date: 12/15/2008