Crazy, scarey light weight alum. Darn sure not made to belly flop!! in a field. final story came down to this, this 68 year old man was a dope dealer and transporter. He lost his plane because of his bussiness venture, while serving time in the gray bar motel he managed to purchase his plane back. after his release, he went to retrieve his nice twin engine plane. The air port advised him not to take off in the plane until inspections were completed (because of setting there for two years) nope like a dope head he took off, got off the ground, engine shut down,failure! he tried a hard right turn, didnt come around to the landing strip, belly flopped in a field first. It was like dropping a china plate on concrete. And yes sir, you know your stuff, I don't know all the particulars, but water for sure, LOTS of it. RyGuy, I don't fly at controls, but I love going up with friends when I can Thanks for the comments.those things are built to be as light as possible. Light weight = more payload and gas savings. Now when we get into commercial aircraft, it's a bit different. That man was lucky to survive that. Though if a plane crash took my life I would have died doing something I loved, flying.
Any word on what happened? I'm guessing bad fuel and or engine failure.