Saturday, November 18, 2017

Beech B-55 Baron, N592SS, LGM Services LLC: Accident occurred November 17, 2017 at Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH), Iredell County, North Carolina

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

Additional participating entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

LGM Services LLC:

Location: Statesville, NC

Accident Number: ERA18LA038
Date & Time: 11/17/2017, 1215 EST
Registration: N592SS
Aircraft: BEECH B 55
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 17, 2017, about 1215 eastern standard time, a Beech B55, N592SS, was substantially damaged during takeoff from Statesville Regional Airport (SVH), Statesville, North Carolina. The private pilot and flight instructor were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight. The flight was operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the private pilot, he was conducting a flight review with the flight instructor, who was also his friend. They departed SVH and flew to a practice area where he conducted several maneuvers. The private pilot landed at another airport, where he conducted a full-stop landing and two short-field takeoffs. They then flew back to SVH, where he conducted the instrument landing system approach to runway 28 and a circle-to-land approach on runway 10. Upon landing on runway 10, the private pilot raised the flaps and slowly applied full power on both throttles for a touch-and-go landing. Both engines were producing full power and he rotated just above 90 knots indicated airspeed. The airplane lifted off and began a positive rate of climb. At that time, the airplane yawed hard to the left and he noticed a change in engine sound. The airplane began to descend, bounced on the runway, and collided with a ditch, before skidding to a stop on the edge of the taxiway.

Initial examination of the airplane revealed that the fuselage was substantially damaged. The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N592SS
Model/Series: B 55 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SVH, 967 ft msl
Observation Time: 1305 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Statesville, NC (SVH)
Destination: Statesville, NC (SVH) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.766111, -80.965556 (est)

A crane tipped over while recovering a small plane that was damaged after a hard landing Friday at the Statesville Regional Airport, according to officials.

The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, had a hard landing in the afternoon, according to Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee.

Neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured.

The plane was attempting a touch-and-go landing when the left engine failed, causing the aircraft to shift hard to the side and run across the airfield. The landing gear was sheared off.

An FAA investigator arrived to inspect the crash.

The Statesville Fire Department and N.C. Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

Officials planned to use the crane from towing company Pro-Tow to help get the plane to a hangar for repair, Lee said.

During the operation, the crane toppled over. The crane leaked hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel onto the taxiway, according to Airport Manager John Ferguson.

It took several hours for Pro-Tow to right the crane, Ferguson said. The plane was eventually moved to a hangar.

Pro-Tow will help clean up the spill, according to Lee.

At no part of the day was the runway closed and the airport remained fully operational.

“Just one heck of a day,” Ferguson said.

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