Friday, May 11, 2018

Beech 95-B55, registered to Mini Memories LLC, N550K: Accident occurred April 30, 2018 at North Little Rock Municipal Airport (KORK), Pulaski County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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/N550K


Location: Little Rock, AR

Accident Number: GAA18CA252
Date & Time: 04/30/2018, 1600 CDT
Registration: N550K
Aircraft: BEECH 95B55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the multi-engine airplane reported that, during landing, the right propeller struck the runway unbeknownst to him and that the cabin door came open. The pilot taxied the airplane to the ramp when he discovered the right propeller damage.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification:  Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/12/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/03/2016
Flight Time:  Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N550K
Model/Series:  95B55 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TC-2180
Landing Gear Type:  Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/08/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  2677.1 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-470L
Registered Owner: MINI MEMORIES LLC
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLIT, 257 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 172°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 120°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Little Rock, AR (ORK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Little Rock, AR (ORK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1530 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: NORTH LITTLE ROCK MUNI (ORK)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 545 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5002 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  34.830278, -92.256111 (est)

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