NTSB Report: Tucson International Airport Crash Kills 2

February 4, 2017
Abram I. Bohrer

The airplane accident lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman are closely following the events surrounding the plane crash at Tucson International Airport that killed 2 on Monday, January 23rd. A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air civilian aircraft crashed during takeoff, skidding across the ground and catching fire before hitting a concrete wall. Both people on board were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the general aviation accident.

According to the report, pilot Jeffrey Green, 56, and passenger Daniel Rodriguez, 38, were headed to Hermosillo International Airport (MMHO) in Sonora, Mexico. An eyewitness observed the twin-engine turboprop airplane takeoff from runway 11L at 1233 Mountain Standard Time when it pitched left at an altitude of 100-150 feet. The civil utility aircraft then stalled and nose-dived from an inverted position. After hitting the ground, the airplane slid 650 feet before striking an 8-foot concrete wall.

The Medical Examiner’s Office stated that both men died as a result of “blunt force trauma”, as well as “thermal injuries” sustained after impact.

The cause of the crash is as yet unknown. The wreckage was recovered and is currently under further examination.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the crash. An instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed for the flight to Hermosillo International Airport.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the owner of the Beechcraft 300 Super King Air general aviation airplane is Luis Moreno, Jr., a businessman from Nogales, Arizona. The aircraft was recently purchased and registered to KAAZ LLC. It was manufactured in 1985 and had undergone extensive maintenance.

The aviation accident attorneys at Bohrer & Lukeman will continue to monitor the events surrounding the Tucson Airport plane crash and update its website with any new information as

it is released. Bohrer & Lukeman is an airplane crash law firm with years of experience representing those injured or killed in general and commercial aviation accidents. Abe Bohrer, the New York-based aviation law firm’s founder, recently commented on this crash. “The King Air is a dependable and reliable aircraft when serviced and piloted properly. I am confident that the NTSB and a thorough investigation will reveal some type of human error leading to this horrific airplane crash.” An Aviation lawyer for over 25 years, Bohrer has successfully represented victims and their families in general and commercial plane crashes both domestically and internationally.

Read the full NTSB report here: