Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beech 100 King Air, RC Air LLC, N411HA: Incident occurred October 30, 2016 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana

RC Air LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N411HA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Indianapolis FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Jeffersonville, IN
Aircraft: BEECH 100, registration: N411HA
Injuries: 10 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 October 30, 2016, about 1235 eastern daylight time, a Beech 100, N411HA, sustained substantial damage during takeoff when it went off the departure end of runway 18 (5,500 ft by 100 ft, asphalt) at the Clark Regional Airport (JVY), Jeffersonville, Indiana. The pilot, copilot, and 8 passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to RC AIR LLC and operated by Honaker Aviation under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight was departing JVY and was en route to the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI), Brunswick, Georgia.

The pilot reported that the airplane's flight controls and engines were operating normally during the pre-takeoff check, and the elevator pitch trim was positioned in the "green" range. He stated that the airplane did not accelerate as quickly as he expected during takeoff roll. He pulled back on the control yoke to lift the airplane off the runway, but the stall warning vane sounded. The airplane was already near the end of the runway when the pilot attempted to abort the takeoff and the airplane went off the end of the runway. The pilot stated that he didn't get "on" the brakes or put the propellers into reverse pitch. The pilot veered the airplane to the right to avoid an instrument lighting system (ILS) structure. The left wing hit the ILS structure, and the left main gear and nose gear collapsed with both propellers contacting the ground. The airplane skidded back to the left before stopping. Once the airplane stopped, the pilot opened the cabin door and assisted the passengers in evacuating the airplane. There was no post-crash fire.

At 1153, the surface weather observation at the Bowman Field Airport (LOU), Louisville, Kentucky, located about 9 nm southeast of JVY, was: wind 210 degrees at 8 kts; visibility 10 miles; sky clear; temperature 23 degrees C; dew point 14 degrees C; altimeter 30.07 inches of mercury.

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