Friday, March 16, 2018

Beech C99 Airliner, N213AV: Accident occurred March 16, 2018 at Hastings Municipal Airport (KHSI), Adams County, Nebraska

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

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/N213AV 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Hastings, NE
Accident Number: GAA18CA167
Date & Time: 03/16/2018, 0750 CDT
Registration: N213AV
Aircraft: BEECH C99
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

The director of safety for the operator reported that, the flight crew reported that, during landing in gusty crosswind conditions, the multi-engine, turbine-powered airplane bounced. The airplane then touched down a second time, but was to the left of the runway centerline. "Recognizing their position was too far left", the flight crew attempted a go-around. However, both engines were almost at idle and "took time to spool back up". Without the appropriate airspeed, the airplane continued to veer left. A "gust" under the right wing "drove" the left wing into the ground. The airplane continued across a grass field, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane slid to a stop.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing.

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

The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 110° at 21 knots, gusting to 35 knots. The pilot landed on runway 04.

The Beechcraft airplane flight manual states the max demonstrated crosswind is 25 knots.

Based on the stated wind conditions, the calculated crosswind component was 19 to 33 knots. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 60, Female
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: 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: 04/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/16/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1145 hours (Total, this make and model), 6300 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 110 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 33 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 31, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/15/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 853 hours (Total, all aircraft), 21 hours (Total, this make and model), 795 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N213AV
Model/Series: C99
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: U-213
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/14/2018, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 11300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 17228.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: P&W CANADA
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-36GG
Registered Owner: UAS TRANSERVICES INC
Rated Power: 750 hp
Operator: Ameriflight LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135)
Operator Does Business As: Ameriflight LLC
Operator Designator Code: JIKA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHSI, 1961 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 175°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C / 3°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3100 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 21 knots/ 35 knots, 110°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.51 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: OMAHA, NE (OMA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Hastings, NE (HSI)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0655 CDT
Type of Airspace: Air Traffic Control; Class E

Airport Information

Airport: HASTINGS MUNI (HSI)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 1961 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 04
IFR Approach: RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 4501 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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:  40.604167, -98.426389 (est)




An airplane crashed Friday morning at the Hastings Municipal Airport.

Hastings Police Capt. Brian Hessler said the incident occurred about 7:49 a.m. as a flight from Ameriflight was landing at the airport.

The cargo airplane was coming in from the southwest and landing on Runway 4 when it skidded off the runway and across an open field before coming to rest an a second runway.

The pilot and co-pilot on the plane were uninjured in the crash.

The front landing gear of the plane came off during the crash and the engine compartment was smoking. Hessler said they had a report of fire, but officers didn’t see any flames upon arrival.

Airport director Jack Newlun and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified about the incident and an investigation is underway.

Hastings Fire and Rescue and the Adams County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.hastingstribune.com




HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A fire chief says no one was injured in a plane crash at the Hastings airport in south-central Nebraska.

Firefighters and other first responders were dispatched to Hastings Municipal Airport around 8 a.m. Friday. Hastings Fire Chief Kent Gilbert says only a pilot and co-pilot were on board.

Gilbert says the plane crashed upon landing, ending up with its nose on the ground. He couldn’t say what caused the twin-engine aircraft’s carrier’s mishap.

Airport manager David Wacker says he doesn’t know whether winds gusting over 35 mph (56 kph) played any role in the accident.

Wacker says the plane is operated by Ameriflight, a cargo outfit based at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Ameriflight officials didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press.




A plane crash at the Hastings Municipal Airport is being investigated.

Hastings Police said an Ameriflight plane skidded off the runway into a field during landing at 7: 49 a.m. Friday.

Police said there are no injuries.

They said smoke was coming from the engine of the plane, but there was no fire as initially reported.

The airport is closed, except for medical flights, because of debris on the runway.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://nebraska.tv

3 comments:

Anonymous said...


This is just an observation but it looks like he side loaded the right main and unbeaded the tire. Notice the difference in the skid marks, one is rubber the other is more metallic.

Anonymous said...


Airport manager David Wacker says he doesn’t know whether winds gusting (56 kph) played any role in the accident.

Anonymous said...

Tough to find good pilots anymore