Date & Time: Jul 21, 2005 at 1707 LT
Registration:
N7UP
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
North Las Vegas-North Las Vegas
MSN:
680-1349-29
YOM:
1963
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5285
Captain / Total hours on type:
75
Aircraft flight hours:
8942
Circumstances:
The aircraft was carrying one pilot and two smokejumpers of the Department of Forest. During takeoff from runway 12R, witnesses reported seeing the airplane airborning but not climbing. The twin engine aircraft continued down the runway in a nose up attitude and remained in ground effect until impacting terrain about 600 feet southeast from departure end of runway. One passenger and the pilot were seriously injured. The other passenger was slightly injured. The aircraft was destroyed on impact.