Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln

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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA167
14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, March 16, 2018 in Hastings, NE
Aircraft: BEECH C99, registration: N213AV

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 16-MAR-18
Time: 12:49:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BEECHCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BE99
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: AMERIFLIGHT
Flight Number: 1696

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 ➤

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 ➤


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