Friday, June 27, 2014

National Transportation Safety Board to review runway crash: Beech Baron 58, N93HS, Tupelo Regional Airport (KTUP), Mississippi

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says it will review data from a plane that crashed while the pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings at the Tupelo Regional Airport on June 13th. 

The pilot was not injured in the crash, but said he was accidently lowered the landing gear during a procedure to adjust the flaps.

The plane slid off the runway into the grass on its belly.

The incident closed the runway for several hours until the plane could be moved.

At the time, airport officials said the pilot had spoken with FAA officials and they seemed satisfied with his explanation.

NTSB officials say they will collect data from several sources, including the FAA and the pilot, for their review.

Neither the FAA nor the NTSB is sending investigators to Tupelo.

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Beechcraft Baron 58,  Total Asset Management LLC, N93HS: 


NTSB Identification: ERA14CA307 
Accident occurred Friday, June 13, 2014 in Tupelo, MS
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N93HS

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Jackson FSDO-31

TUPELO – Emergency crews responded to a downed plane at Tupelo Regional Airport around 3:30 this afternoon. 

Josh Abramson, executive director of the Tupelo Airport Authority, said no one was injured when the light, twin-engine aircraft made a belly landing.

According to, the plane is a Beechcraft Baron twin-engine and is registered to Total Asset Management LLC of Tupelo.

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TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo airport officials say a light twin engine aircraft made a belly landing at the Tupelo Regional Airport Friday afternoon. 

The pilot tells WTVA's Jessica Albert he was practicing take-off and landing procedures when the accident happened around 3:30 p.m.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Executive Director Josh Abramson says the airport is closed as workers remove the plane from the scene.

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