Sunday, December 2, 2018

Beechcraft B300 King Air 350, registered to and operated by Atlantic Transportation of Wilmington LLC, N557AP: Accident occurred August 01, 2018 near Wilmington International Airport (KILM), New Hanover County, North Carolina

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

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/N557AP


Location: Wilmington, NC

Accident Number: GAA18CA475
Date & Time: 08/01/2018, 1800 EDT
Registration: N557AP
Aircraft: Beech B300
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 6 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot reported that, he began the initial approach at the destination airport, about 1,800 to 2,000 ft mean sea level, and the airplane encountered a "widespread circling group of what appeared to be turkey vultures". The right wing struck a bird, and the airplane landed without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 53, Male
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 Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/06/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 5400 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1200 hours (Total, this make and model), 4600 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 120 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 63, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-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): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/08/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/11/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 4700 hours (Total, all aircraft), 330 hours (Total, this make and model), 120 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N557AP
Model/Series: B300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Commuter
Serial Number: FL-879
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 11
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/09/2018, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 15000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 1256 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: P&W Canada
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-60A
Registered Owner: Atlantic Transportation Of Wilmington Ll
Rated Power: 1050 hp
Operator: Atlantic Transportation Of Wilmington Ll
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KILM, 38 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 42°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 12000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rock Hill, SC (UZA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1715 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D; TRSA   

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 None
Latitude, Longitude:  34.226389, -77.944722 (est)

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