Sunday, December 11, 2016

Beech A23-24 Musketeer Super III, N7998L: Accident occurred December 11, 2016 at Anacortes Airport (74S), Skagit County, Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Seattle FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Anacortes, WA
Aircraft: BEECH A23 24, registration: N7998L
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 December 11, 2016, about 1157 Pacific standard time, a single-engine Beech A23 airplane, N7998L, departed the runway after landing at the Anacortes Airport (74S), Anacortes, Washington. The owner/pilot operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to a wing and horizontal stabilizer. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, the landing was soft and on centerline. During the rollout, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane exited the runway surface.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector traveled to the accident site and inspected the airplane. He reported damage to the metal wing and horizontal stabilizer.

Anacortes, Washington- The Anacortes Fire Department responded to reports of an airplane crash at the Anacortes Airport around 12:20 pm today.

The incident is reported to be non-injury and a small plane can be seen off the runway.


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