Four people died after the Raisbeck test flight crashed

Four crew members died after a Cessna Grand Caravan 208B EX leased by Raisbeck Engineering crashed during a test flight Nov. 18 in Snohomish County near Everett. Washington. The crash killed two Raisbeck test pilots, each with more than 10,000 flight hours, a flight test supervisor and an instrument engineer.

The test flight collected the basic characteristics of the aircraft before installing the Raisbeck modification. According to FlightAware, the plane that crashed took off from Renton Municipal Airport at 9:24 a.m. local time, and the last data recorded on its flight path was at 10:19 a.m. local time at an altitude of 9,100 feet and a speed of 79 nodes.

“All members of the Raisbeck family are devastated by this tragic accident,” Raisbeck President Hal Chrisman said in a statement. “And while Reisbeck feels this loss deeply, we cannot imagine the loss and pain of the families and other loved ones of these crew members.”

According to FlightAware, the aircraft N2069B that crashed is owned by Copper Mountain Aviation. The NTSB is investigating, and Raisbeck is not identifying those killed in the crash “out of respect for the families,” Chrisman said. “Raisbeck is proud of its safety heritage and is committed to cooperating with authorities in the investigation.”

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-11-21/four-dead-after-crash-raisbeck-test-flight Four people died after the Raisbeck test flight crashed

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