Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
Sanbarcolluscom Inc., and operated by the California Aeronautical University: http://registry.faa.gov/N711YK
FAA Flight Standards District Office: Bakersfield, California
NTSB Identification: WPR17LA059
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Bakersfield, CA
Aircraft: BEECH E 55, registration: N711YK
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 31, 2017, about 1640 Pacific standard time, a Beech E-55, N711YK, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during an attempted go-around at the Meadows Field Airport (BFL), Bakersfield, California. The twin-engine airplane was registered to Sanbarcolluscom Inc., and operated by the California Aeronautical University under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight which originated from BFL about 1530.
The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to break the left engine in, which was being done at a full power setting. Following the uneventful flight, he entered the airport traffic pattern on an extended final for runway 30R. As the airplane crossed over the runway threshold, the pilot reduced power and the airplane began to settle into ground effect. The pilot stated that he thought the airplane settled lower than normal and that he decided to initiate a go-around in case something was wrong with the landing gear. The pilot further stated that upon the application of power, the left engine did not respond and the airplane immediately began rolling to the left. Despite reducing power and applying control inputs, the airplane continued to roll to the left and impacted terrain.
Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that both wings and the fuselage were structurally damaged. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.
BAKERSFIELD, California --
UPDATE: Kern County Airports Director Richard Strickland says runway 30R at Meadows Field has reopened. It reopened around 6:40 Tuesday night.
The runway at Meadows Field Airport has been closed after a Beechcraft E55 Baron crashed there around 4:45 p.m.
The Kern County Fire Department is on the scene and one person was taken from the crash in an ambulance.
Director of Airports Richard Strickland says the runway is closed but this will not impact commercial flights.
A Beechcraft E55 Baron crashed at Meadows Field Tuesday afternoon, injuring the pilot, the plane's only occupant. The aircraft sustained major damage in the 4:45 p.m. crash.
Two Kern County Fire Department rescue units arrived at the scene moments afterward and spotted the pilot walking near the aircraft. Firefighters gave him medical care while simultaneously extinguishing a fire in the plane's right engine.
The unidentified pilot suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
Hall Ambulance, the Kern County Sheriff's Office and Meadows Field airport police assisted with the incident.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Beechcraft E55 Baron crash was reported at Meadows Field Airport Tuesday afternoon.
The main runway was closed for a few hours afterward and no major flights were affected, according to airport officials.
Only one person was inside the Beechcraft E55 Baron, according to KCFD. They sustained moderate injuries.
The right engine was on fire but firefighters put it out quickly.
The cause of the crash is unknown.