NTSB Identification: CEN13FA143
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Richwood, LA
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY A36, registration: N980SS
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On January 24, 2013, about 1345 central standard time, a Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) A-36 Bonanza, N980SS, impacted trees and terrain in a wooded area near Richwood, Louisiana, while on an instrument approach for landing at the Monroe Regional Airport (KMLU), Monroe, Louisiana. The commercial pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed by the impact forces and a postcrash fire. The airplane was registered to, and operated per Central Flying Service, Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed and active. The flight originated from Beaumont Municipal Airport (KBMT), Beaumont, Texas, at 1225, and was destined for KMLU.

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