Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Beech King Air 90, N118MF: Accident occurred February 12, 2018 at Siskiyou County Airport (1O5), Montague, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aviation Accident Factual 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/N118MF

Location: Montague, CA
Accident Number: GAA18CA137
Date & Time: 02/12/2018, 1545 PST
Registration: N118MF
Aircraft: BEECH C90
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot in a retractable landing gear-equipped airplane, accompanied by a company check-pilot, reported that they were conducting a training flight, in preparation for a 14 CFR Part 135 check ride.

During a no-flap landing exercise, as the airplane crossed the runway threshold, the airplane power was set to idle, and the aural warning sounded, which indicated that the landing gear was retracted. The airplane landed with the landing gear retracted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

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

Check Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Multi-engine Sea; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/14/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/20/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 11200 hours (Total, all aircraft), 7000 hours (Total, this make and model), 7250 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/05/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/07/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5200 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1110 hours (Total, this make and model), 3700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N118MF
Model/Series: C90 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: LJ-1383
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/08/2018, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 10100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 8343 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-21
Registered Owner: MERCY FLIGHTS INC
Rated Power: 550 hp
Operator: MERCY FLIGHTS INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: GCSA 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMFR, 1329 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 40 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 334°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 11°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots, 350°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.28 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: MEDFORD, OR (MFR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: MEDFORD, OR (MFR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1320 PST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information


Airport: SISKIYOU COUNTY (SIY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2651 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7490 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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:  41.781389, -122.468056 (est)

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