Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beech 95-B55 (T42A) Baron, LS Express LLC, N62RF: Accident occurred March 21, 2017 at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP), Islip, Suffolk County, New York

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Farmingdale, New York


Aviation Accident Preliminary Report -  National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

LS Express LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N62RF

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA134
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Islip, NY
Aircraft: BEECH 95B55, registration: N62RF
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 March 21, 2017, about 2056 eastern daylight time, Beech 95-B55, N62RF, was substantially damaged during landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), Islip, New York. The private pilot was not injured. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight, conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, on the night of the accident he intended to perform three full-stop landings at ISP to maintain currency. To allow time for his night vision to adjust and be sure the airplane was properly configured, he contacted air traffic control for clearance to depart the traffic pattern and fly direct to the Calverton VOR/DME (CCC). He then departed ISP, flew the published hold at CCC, and was subsequently vectored to the final approach course for runway 24 at ISP. He also loaded the ILS Runway 24 approach into his Garmin GPS to aid in situational awareness.

Once on final approach for landing, he used his "written checklist" and performed his "GUMPF's" check several times. Everything seemed "normal;" however, when the airplane touched down, it felt like the airplane touched down normally then dropped. The airplane then skidded to a stop. He shut the fuel and all the electrical power off, exited the airplane and waited for airport fire and rescue personnel to arrive.

Examination of the airplane revealed that the bottom of the fuselage displayed extensive areas of ground down, scraped, and torn sheet metal. The forward spar carry through, the left side keel beam, the pitot tube, and left engine exhaust tips were damaged. In addition, both engine propeller blades were curled and damaged. The nose, left and right main landing gear doors, and the left and right wing flaps were also damaged.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and pilot records, the pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land, airplane multi-engine land, and instrument airplane. His most recent application for a FAA third-class medical certificate was dated April 18, 2016. The pilot reported that he had accrued approximately 868 total hours of flight experience.

According to FAA and maintenance records, the airplane was manufactured in 1976. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed on November 9, 2016. At the time of the inspection, the airplane had accrued 4521.7 total hours of operation.


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