Thursday, February 21, 2019

Beech 99A, registered to and operated by Freight Runners Express Inc, N899CZ: Incident occurred January 15, 2019 at General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE), Milwaukee and accident occurred April 24, 2017 at Waukesha County Airport (KUES), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 15, 2019:  Aircraft made gear up landing on runway.

Freight Runners Express Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N899CZ

Date: 15-JAN-19
Time: 21:14:00Z
Regis#: N899CZ
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 99
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WISCONSIN

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

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

Location: Waukesha, WI
Accident Number: GAA17CA244
Date & Time: 04/24/2017, 1225 CDT
Registration: N899CZ
Aircraft: BEECH 99
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

The pilot flying the airplane reported that, during an instrument flight rules instructional flight, the airplane was established on a very high frequency omnidirectional range approach. The pilot reported that, during the approach, he observed a large bird dive into the airplane's nose section. The pilot recalled that there was no time to react between the initial observation and impact. He terminated the training flight and landed the airplane as soon as practical and without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage frame.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
An in-flight collision with a bird during the approach.

Findings

Environmental issues
Animal(s)/bird(s) - Ability to respond/compensate (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute
Birdstrike (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 26, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/26/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/28/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 2568 hours (Total, all aircraft), 518 hours (Total, this make and model), 2425 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 154 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight Engineer
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/10/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1244 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5 hours (Total, this make and model), 588 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 170 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N899CZ
Model/Series: 99 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: U-96
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/03/2017, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 10399 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 30823 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-28
Registered Owner: FREIGHT RUNNERS EXPRESS INC
Rated Power: 680 hp
Operator: FREIGHT RUNNERS EXPRESS INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KUES, 911 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1724 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Milwaukee, WI (KMKE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Waukesha, WI (KEUS)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1610 UTC
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: WAUKESHA COUNTY (UES)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 912 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: Practice; VOR
Runway Length/Width: 5849 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.041111, -88.236944 (est)

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