Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Beech A23, N425RS, 4 Day Fliers LLC: Accident occurred February 14, 2017 at Nervino Airport (O02), Beckwourth, Plumas County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Reno, Nevada

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: 

4 Day Fliers LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA148

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Beckwourth, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/2017
Aircraft: BEECH A23, registration: N425RS
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The solo student pilot reported that he had not flown for 45 days before the accident due to inclement weather. He added that, during the touch-and-go takeoff roll, the airplane drifted to the left. He further added that he attempted to correct for the drift by using the control yoke instead of the rudder. Subsequently, the airplane impacted a snow bank on the south side of the runway. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage. 

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot’s inadvertent use of the control yoke to correct for a drift and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.

AIRCRAFT:  1963 Beechcraft A23 Musketeer; N425RS; sn M-718
ENGINE - M&M, S/N:              Continental IO-346-A  sn 100093-4-A

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:       Sensenich 74DC-0-60   sn K12524

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   Unk TT    1564 SMOH    as of 1/19/2017          

PROPELLER:    Unk TT    804 SMOH as of 1/19/2017

AIRFRAME: 3098 TT as of 1/19/2017

OTHER EQUIPMENT:  King KX155, Narco AT 150, TKM MX11, Garmin GMA 340

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft crashed into snow bank during touch and go.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Damage includes, but not limited to,  prop strike, firewall/forward fuselage, all 3 landing gear sheered off, rear fuselage.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Plain Parts; Pleasant Grove, CA

Sold AS IS/WHERE IS.  Numerous flight instruments are missing as depicted in the photos.  Avionics/instruments in photos are included.  Airframe logs date back to 1994, no earlier logs available.

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