Date & Time: Mar 8, 2018 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Operator:
Registration:
N82605
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
MSN:
31P-7730010
YOM:
1977
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Laredo Airport, the pilot reported problems and elected to return when the airplane went out of control, nosed down and crashed in a huge explosion near the runway. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed. The airplane was owned by Robert R. Marshall and apparently, the right propeller was feathered at impact.