Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Beech B100, O I A Enterprises LLC, N66804: Accident occurred September 21, 2016 at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (KMKL), Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee


NTSB Identification: ERA16LA320
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Jackson, TN
Aircraft: BEECH B100, registration: N66804
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 21, 2016, about 1620 central daylight time, a Beech B100, N66804, was substantially damaged when the right main landing gear collapsed during landing at the Mc Kellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), Jackson, Tennessee. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the business flight that originated from Memphis International Airport (MEM), Memphis, Tennessee. The airplane was registered to OIA Enterprises LLC, and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, he was flying businessmen to different airports all day and was returning from MEM, to his home airport. The flight was uneventful, and on the final approach leg into MKL, he verified that the three green landing gear indicator lights were illuminated, and all instruments were indicating normal. He further stated that the airplane landed "firmly" and the right wing dropped down far enough that the right engine propeller blades contacted the runway. The pilot then pulled back on the controls and the airplane became airborne again for a short time before settling back down on the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway, struck a runway sign, and contacted a weather antenna.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane was resting on its right wing, against the airport's weather service antenna. The right landing gear was inside the wheel well. The left engine was hanging loose from the motor mounts. After the airplane was lifted up, the inspector noticed that the right main landing gear actuator was fractured in half.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

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