McDuffie County Plane Crash Kills Two

Sierra West Airlines flight PKW887, a Dassault Falcon 20CC, N283SA, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain while on approach to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport (HQU/KHQU), Thomson, Georgia. The captain and first officer were fatally injured. The final ADS-B data point (located 1.1 nautical miles from Rwy 10 threshold) showed a descent rate of -1,600 feet per minute at 700 MSL (200′ AGL) and a ground speed of 133 Kts. The Field elevation is 500.9′ MSL. Lowest permitted decent on any approach to Rwy 10 is 400/1. Here is the…