Thursday, September 29, 2016

Beech C24R Sierra, N4690M: Accident occurred September 28, 2016 in Andrews, Harney County, Oregon

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA518
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Andrews, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: BEECH C24, registration: N4690M
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.

The pilot reported that he had intended to land on a dry creek bed at night to meet his friend and drop off parts for a jet car. He further reported that he mistakenly landed in a field and impacted a fence. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot’s decision to land off airport at night and his lack of positional awareness, which resulted in his landing at the wrong location and impacting a fence.

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