Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, N46CE, Century Equipment Company Inc: Accident occurred July 20, 2016 at Mountain Air Airport (2NC0), Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Century Equipment Company Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N46CE

NTSB Identification: ERA16CA302
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Burnsville, NC
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N46CE
Injuries: 2 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.

The pilot stated that during approach to the 50-foot-wide runway, in his airplane which had a 54.5-foot wingspan, he maintained a left wing low attitude to account for a crosswind from the left and touched down 1 to 2 feet right of the runway centerline. While correcting towards the runway centerline, the right wing collided with a bush located off the right side of the runway resulting in substantial damage to the right aileron. He indicated there was nothing mechanically wrong with the airplane that caused the collision, and that he had flown into the same airstrip between 30 and 50 times. Following the accident, the bush was removed.

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