I was deeply saddened when I learned of a Beechcraft A35 on a cross-country flight that went down on Friday, April 24th, in northeast Nevada. The lives of the pilot, his spouse, and their young son were lost in the accident. At the time I write this, there is little to no information other than it appeared to be a forced off-airport landing for unknown reasons as reported by the FAA. IMC does not appear to be an issue. According to very brief news reports it came down hard, nose down (think “stall somewhere in the landing attempt”). What makes this especially penetrating is the fact that the aircraft is based at and departed from my home airport in Chandler, Arizona (KCHD). I did not know the owner/pilot but several folks I know do.