Date & Time: Sep 2, 1966 at 1105 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor
United States of America
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During the takeoff roll at Alamosa Airport, the pilot raised the landing gear prematurely, causing the aircraft to crash on runway. All six occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Improper level off and premature retraction of the landing gear on part of the pilot.