The September 7, 2006 Beech Weekly Accident Update is now posted at The August update to the on-going Landing Gear-Related Mishaps (LGRMs) report is also posted.

There were 31 reported LGRMs in August 2006, with a low-end estimated insurance cost of US$1.24 million. The insurance industry continues unabated to pay at least $1 million in insured losses due to LGRMs every month.

New Beech mishap reports this week:

--On a touch and go landing, a Be60's nose wheel and main gear collapsed, at Mesa, Arizona....

--On departure, a Be55 crashed following a loss of control at McGregor, Texas....

--While inbound for landing at San Diego, California, the pilot of a Be55 reported alternator failure. On landing, the nose gear collapsed....

--The engine of a Be33 failed and the pilot force-landed on a highway near Mesquite, Nevada....

For more details, analysis and links to other safety-of-flight information, see

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