Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, N496B: Aircraft suffered prop strike when gear collapsed during takeoff roll

AIRCRAFT:   1948 Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, N496B, serial number D-1517

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:  Continental E-185 – 11, serial number 22024-D-3-11

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N: Hartzell HC-A2V20-4A1

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

 ENGINE:   As of November 4, 2014 at 100 hour inspection, TTIS: 5587.9 ; TSMOH 670.9

PROPELLER:    As of November 4, 2014 at Annual inspection, TACH; 861.4 , SPOH: 17.8  

AIRFRAME:    As of 9/9/2015, TACH: 866.1; As of Annual on November 4, 2014, TTAF: 5587.90, TACH: 861.4                  

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Narco MK12B TCO; Val Com 760 Digital; GPS Apollo GX55; Narco AT50A Mode C; RST-504 4 place Audio Panel; Marker Beacon Airmac 128H; DME/VOR Narco IDME 891; ADF Narco 841 TSO  

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft suffered prop strike when gear collapsed during takeoff roll.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Prop strike, engine stoppage, left main wheel brake and gear door scraped runway, damage on both undersides of gear wheels, underside of nose, tail empennage underside (may be pre-existing), pitot tube, left wing tip scraped, nose gear linkage could be cracked,  left tire gouged. Flight controls and flaps appear undamaged and the fuselage underside has scrapes.          

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Tara Field, Hampton, GA. in private hangar         

REMARKS: Aircraft is intact parked on it’s gear. Logbooks in Atlanta with adjuster.     

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