Friday, January 27, 2017

Beechcraft B200T Super King Air, Ridge Air Inc., N60RA: Accident occurred January 27, 2017 at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report / National Transportation Safety Board:

Ridge Air Inc:

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA096 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 27, 2017 in West Palm Beach, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 200, registration: N60RA
Injuries: 2 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 January 27, 2017, at 1750 eastern standard time, a Beech 200T, N60RA, was substantially damaged during landing at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, Florida. The airline transport pilot and a commercial-rated copilot were not injured. The airplane was registered to a private corporation and operated by Eastern Air Express under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Treasure Cay, Bahamas (MYAT) at 1652.

The pilots reported that the preflight and en route portions of the flight were uneventful. The flight was established on the localizer for the approach to runway 28R, which was dry. Flaps were set to the approach position and the landing gear were extended and showed "3 green." After touchdown, they heard noises, and the airplane started to sink. After the airplane came to a stop on the right side of the runway, the pilots noticed that the gear handle was up. The pilot stated, "How did the gear handle get up?" He then placed the handle to the down position. The pilots secured the airplane and were met by first responders.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the airplane. Structural damage to the fuselage was confirmed. Both propeller assemblies were damaged due to contact with the runway.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Beechcraft B200T Super King Air landed veered off runway at Palm Beach International Friday evening. 

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is on scene investigating. 

No commercial airplane runways are impacted. 

There are no reports of injuries. 

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A small plane has skidded off the runway at Palm Beach International Airport.

The Beechcraft B200T Super King Air went off the runway and is now surrounded by emergency vehicles.

The pilot was forced to land without landing gear.

There are no reports of any injures.

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