Twin Beech Down CO

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  1. Mtns2Skies

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    If that was a Duke, that's the second one in flames in recent times.
     
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    The other one was on fire after it hit the ground instead of before IIRC.
     
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    This was the photo I saw on FB. Not likely anyone was getting out alive. RIP.

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    That much fire in flight, had to be a significant fuel leak. Terrible...:(
     
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    Inflight fire RIP
     
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    Ugh...terrible.
     
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    Crashed about one minute after his initial downwind call. Wonder if the controls were compromised, or the smoke/fire overtook the cabin. Amazing how big the flames were, almost like a pressurized fuel line was feeding it.
     
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    That's a very rough way to experience the end of your life.
     
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    I wonder how quickly this developed. Reports are he came from the south, I think I would have gone straight in on 33 if I knew about the problem rather than flying the full traffic pattern to 15. Unless the problem started and rapidly deteriorated on downwind.
     
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    It might be a Beech with two engines but in my mind it isn’t a Twin Beech unless it has 450 Pratt’s on it.
     
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    That's what I was expecting to see
     
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    Same thought
     
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    That's the third Duke fatal in less than one month. This one on May 15 (N60RK), on one May 5 (N102SN), and one on April 18 (N65MY). Considering how small the Duke fleet is, that's an astonishing coincidence.
     
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    It's really been devastating for the Duke community. Very sad to see the losses of life and to a much lesser extent, airframes
     
  18. Kenny Phillips

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    Yep. Only Model 18s need apply for that nomenclature.
     
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    God bless. It’s amazing how fast that got
    Out of hand. Given it’s burned to a crisp and smashed I imagine it will be hard for investigators to get to the bottom of what happened.