Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beechcraft 99, N399CZ, Freight Runners Express Inc: Incident occurred October 06, 2017 at General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE), Milwaukee, Wisconsin -and- Accident occurred December 16, 2003 at Central Wisconsin Airport (KCWA), Mosinee, Marathon County, Wisconsin

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

FRG1531:  Aircraft on takeoff, struck an animal on the runway.  Right main gear collapsed. 

Freight Runners Express Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N399CZ

Date: 10-OCT-17
Time: 03:06:00Z
Regis#: N399CZ
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE99
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: FREIGHTRUNNERS
Flight Number: FRG1531
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WISCONSIN




MILWAUKEE — A runway at Mitchell International Airport was closed for an hour after a plane made an emergency landing late Friday night.

Airport spokesperson Harold Mester says a small cargo plane from Oshkosh suffered a landing gear problem around 10:30 pm. It remained stopped on the runway after landing.

The pilot was the only person on the cargo plane.

No one was injured. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the airplane is a Beechcraft 99, built in 1968. It's registered to Freight Runners Express Inc. in Milwaukee.

Another flight that landed after the cargo plane was not able to get back to the terminal. 

Buses went to the plane to bring passengers back to the terminal.

Mester says other runways remained open. But incoming flights had to divert to other airports.

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Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee,  Wisconsin

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: CHI04LA042
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 16, 2003 in Mosinee, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/2004
Aircraft: Beech 99, registration: N399CZ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane sustained substantial damage during a hard landing. The pilot stated, "On approach to rwy 8 at [Central Wisconsin Airport] I got high [and] right of course. When I broke out of clouds around 1000 [feet above ground level] I saw the runway, realizing I was high I pulled the power back [and] increased my rate of descent. I started to arrest my rate of descent [and] add power to keep my speed up. The engines didn't spool up in time resulting in a hard [landing]. I noticed the right wing was a little low taxing in so I thought maybe I blew a tire on landing. Not until I shut down [and] got out did I realize I hit the prop about an inch back [and] the engine nacelle dropped down several inches in front." The weather was: Wind 330 degrees at 8 knots; visibility 4 statute miles; present weather light snow; sky condition overcast 300 feet; temperature 1 degree C; dew point -1 degree C; altimeter 29.41 inches of mercury. The pilot reported that the flight did not have any mechanical malfunctions.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain the proper descent rate and his inadequate flare.

On December 16, 2003, about 0730 central standard time, a Beech 99, N399CZ, operated as Freight Runners Express flight 1544 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Mosinee, Wisconsin, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing on runway 8 (7,645 feet by 150 feet, concrete) at Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), near Mosinee, Wisconsin. The 14 CFR Part 135 non-scheduled domestic cargo flight was operating on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The airline transport pilot reported no injuries. The flight originated from General Mitchell International Airport, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, about 0630 and was landing at CWA at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated:
On approach to rwy 8 at CWA I got high [and] right of course. When I broke out of clouds around 1000 [feet above ground level] I saw the runway, realizing I was high I pulled the power back [and] increased my rate of descent. I started to arrest my rate of descent [and] add power to keep my speed up. The engines didn't spool up in time resulting in a hard [landing]. I noticed the right wing was a little low taxing in so I thought maybe I blew a tire on landing. Not until I shut down [and] got out did I realize I hit the prop about an inch back [and] the engine nacelle dropped down several inches in front.

The pilot reported that the flight did not have any mechanical malfunctions.

At 0645, the CWA recorded weather was: Wind 330 degrees at 8 knots; visibility 4 statute miles; present weather light snow; sky condition overcast 300 feet; temperature 1 degree C; dew point -1 degree C; altimeter 29.41 inches of mercury.


At 0755, the CWA recorded weather was: Wind 330 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 20 knots; visibility 4 statute miles; present weather light snow; sky condition broken 1,200 feet, overcast 2,500 feet; temperature -2 degrees C; dew point -4 degrees C; altimeter 29.44 inches of mercury.

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