Sunday, July 01, 2018

Beech 95-B55 (T42A), N2182L registered to and operated by 92 Aviation LLC: Accident occurred September 14, 2017 at Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH), Iredell County, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Statesville, NC
Accident Number: GAA17CA579
Date & Time: 09/14/2017, 1000 EDT
Registration: N2182L
Aircraft: BEECH 95 B55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot in the multi-engine airplane reported that, the airplane touched down on the runway and she felt the application of aft yoke pressure. She looked over and saw that her right front seat passenger was "clenching the yoke with both fists." She reported that the airplane bounced once, and she aborted the landing. She flew one pattern and landed the airplane, and then she taxied to parking.

According to the single engine pilot-rated passenger in the right front seat, during the initial touch down both engines remained at high RPM, and the airplane was drifting to the right side of the runway. The airplane bounced, and the pilot took the engines to idle. The airplane bounced again "very hard" on the nose landing gear. The airplane bounced a third time and landed "violently" on the nose landing gear. He reported that he felt the need to prevent a fourth runway impact, and he grabbed the yoke and applied aft pressure to minimize the rate of descent. The pilot in the left seat subsequently applied full power and aborted the landing. She flew one pattern and landed the airplane, then she taxied to parking.

According to the passenger seated in the right rear seat, the approach was normal, but the initial touchdown was "forceful" and the airplane bounced. The airplane felt like it landed on the nose landing gear followed by the main landing gear and bounced a second time "much harder". A third bounce ensued, and it was the hardest. He heard the engines spool up and observed the pilot abort the landing. She flew one pattern and landed the airplane, and then she taxied to parking.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, just below the windscreen.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 34, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/31/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2018 hours (Total, all aircraft), 66 hours (Total, this make and model), 1883 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 176 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N2182L
Model/Series: 95 B55 (T42A)
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TC-1996
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer:  Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540
Registered Owner: 92 AVIATION LLC
Rated Power:
Operator: 92 AVIATION LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSVH, 965 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1400 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 8500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Statesville, NC (SVH)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0848 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 967 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7003 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around; Straight-in 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.765000, -80.953889 (est)

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