Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beech A36 Bonanza, N4198S: Accident occurred June 11, 2018 at Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06), DeSoto County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Location: Arcadia, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA344
Date & Time: 06/11/2018, 1600 EDT
Registration: N4198S
Aircraft: BEECH A36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of Control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane was veering to the left. He attempted to correct for the veer with right rudder and brake to no avail. Subsequently, the airplane exited the left side of the runway, encountered a ditch, and the airplane came to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that the left main tire failed on landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspector reported that, there were marks on the runway from the failed tire, but he was unable to tell if the tire had failed prior to or upon landing. The inspector also assessed the brakes and did not notice anything abnormal.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/04/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/29/2017
Flight Time:

(Estimated) 2874 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1746 hours (Total, this make and model), 2804 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N4198S
Model/Series: A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: E-673
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6594 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-520
Registered Owner: FLAT AIR INC
Rated Power: 285 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: KPGD, 25 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1750 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 206°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: PLANT CITY, FL (PCM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Arcadia, FL (X06)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1530 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: ARCADIA MUNI (X06)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 63 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 24
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3700 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 27.197222, -81.838611 (est)

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