Sunday, February 10, 2019

Beech 95-B55 Baron, N5YB: Accident occurred October 31, 2018 at Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV), Alachua County, Florida

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Gainesville, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA046
Date & Time: 10/31/2018, 1800 EDT
Registration: N5YB
Aircraft: Beech 55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot of the retractable landing gear-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, he inadvertently moved the landing gear position lever to the "up" position. He immediately moved the lever back to the "down" position, but observed the left wing settle slightly, so he added power and performed a go around.

Once airborne, he asked the tower controllers to observe the landing gear and they confirmed that the left main landing gear was "canted inward" and did not appear to be in a down and locked position.

During the second landing he placed the gear handle in the down position and observed the gear indicators as "down and locked." During the landing roll, the left wing settled onto the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron.

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: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/15/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 4500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 220 hours (Total, this make and model), 4500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N5YB
Model/Series: 55 95B55
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TC-952
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/15/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5000 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-E
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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: KGNV, 123 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 298°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Miami, FL (TMB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1615 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 151 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 07
IFR Approach: Visual
Runway Length/Width: 4158 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 29.690000, -82.271667 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Years ago while doing initial training in C-120, on downwind I pulled the mixture out instead of carb heat. Pushed it back in immediately and applied carb heat. Only ever did this once and now pay attention to what I manipulate. Amazing how you learn.