Date & Time: Dec 17, 2013 at 1925 LT
Type of aircraft:
Raytheon 390 Premier I
Operator:
Registration:
N50PM
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Atlanta - New Orleans
MSN:
RB-80
YOM:
2003
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 Atlanta-Fulton County-Brown Field Airport, bound to New Orleans-Lakefront Airport, while in initial climb, pilot informed ATC he was encountering problems and elected to return. He did not request emergency equipment and started a descent to runway 26 when aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion in a wooded area located 6 km northwest of the airport. Both occupants were killed, among them the CEO of Mallen Industries, Peter J. Mallen.