Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beech 99A, N899CZ, Freight Runners Express Inc: Accident occurred April 24, 2017 at Waukesha County Airport (KUES), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Registered Owner: Freight Runners Express Inc
Operator: Freight Runners Express Inc


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA244

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 24, 2017 in Waukesha, WI
Aircraft: BEECH 99, registration: N899CZ
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 pilot in command (PIC) of the airplane reported that during an instrument flight rules instructional flight, the airplane was established on a very high frequency omnidirectional range approach. The PIC reported that during the approach he observed a large bird that dove into the nose section of the airplane. The PIC recalled that there wasn't any reaction time between the initial observation and impact. He terminated the training flight and landed the airplane as soon as practical and without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage frame.

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

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