Saturday, June 3, 2017

Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, N46CE: Accident occurred July 20, 2016 at Mountain Air Airport (2NC0), Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N46CE

Location: Burnsville, NC
Accident Number: ERA16CA302
Date & Time: 07/20/2016, 1830 EDT
Registration: N46CE
Aircraft: BEECH B200
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Airport occurrence
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot stated that, during approach to the 50-ft-wide runway in his airplane, which had a 54.5-ft wingspan, he maintained a left-wing-low attitude to account for a left crosswind and touched down 1 to 2 ft right of the runway centerline. While correcting toward the runway centerline, the right wing collided with a bush located off the right side of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the right aileron. The pilot indicated there was nothing mechanically wrong with the airplane that caused the collision and that he had flown into the same airstrip between 30 and 50 times. Following the accident, the bush was removed.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A collision with a bush during landing.

Findings

Environmental issues
Tree(s) - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Airport occurrence (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 73, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/02/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/29/2015
Flight Time:  12,000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 6,500 hours (Total, this make and model), 12,000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N46CE
Model/Series: B200 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: BB1492
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 9
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/24/2016, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 12500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 38 Hours
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 1838.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt and Whitney
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-61
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 850 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: AVL, 2162 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1836 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 201°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3800 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / Terrain-Induced
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / Light
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  Moderate - In the Vicinity - Thunderstorms - No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rock Hill, SC (UZA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Burnsville, NC (2NC0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1730 EDT
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Mountain Air Airport (2NC0)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4432 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2900 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.866667, -82.339167 (est)


NTSB Identification: ERA16CA302
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Burnsville, NC
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N46CE
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by vario
us 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 stated that during approach to the 50-foot-wide runway, in his airplane which had a 54.5-foot wingspan, he maintained a left wing low attitude to account for a crosswind from the left and touched down 1 to 2 feet right of the runway centerline.

While correcting towards the runway centerline, the right wing collided with a bush located off the right side of the runway resulting in substantial damage to the right aileron. 

He indicated there was nothing mechanically wrong with the airplane that caused the collision, and that he had flown into the same airstrip between 30 and 50 times. 

Following the accident, the bush was removed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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