Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beech A36 Bonanza 36, N36SR: Accident occurred May 22, 2016 in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA254
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Griffin, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N36SR
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

According to the pilot, during landing with fifty percent flaps, in gusting wind conditions, the airplane was too fast as she approached the runway and she aborted the landing. She reported that during the second approach with flaps in the same configuration, she touched down normally, applied the brakes during the landing roll, but could not stop the airplane before exiting the departure end of the runway. The airplane crossed a highway and collided with an embankment. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were not any mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with any portion of the airplane that would have prevented normal flight operations.

According to the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) that was available to the pilot for the accident airport, the weather at the time of the accident was reported as: K6A2 221855Z AUTO 34008G14KT 10SM CLR 25/12 A2995 RMK AO2. The pilot landed on runway 18.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's decision to land with a tailwind, resulting in a runway overrun and collision with a highway road embankment.

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