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Beechcraft 35-C33A Debonair, N242JB: Accident occurred March 13, 2014 at Alexander Salamon Airport (KAMT), West Union, Adams County, Ohio

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN14CA162
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 13, 2014 in West Union, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/2014
Aircraft: BEECH 35 C33A, registration: N242JB
Injuries: 1 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 stated that as he applied brakes after touchdown, the wheels locked up and the airplane began to skid. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and impacted runway lighting obstructions near the intersection of the runway and a taxiway. 

The pilot stated that he lost control of the airplane due to a lack of recent flight experience, as well as his excessive braking actions, due to recent installation of new brake pads. The pilot had not flown an airplane for over five months prior to the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A loss of aircraft control during landing, due to the pilot's excessive braking. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of recent flight experience.

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