Sunday, February 10, 2019

Beech A36 Bonanza, N41VK: Incident occurred January 25, 2020 -and- accident occurred November 23, 2018 at Summerland Key Cove Airport (FD51), Monroe County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

January 25, 2020:  Aircraft on takeoff veered off runway and struck trees. 


Date: 25-JAN-20
Time: 20:35:00Z
Regis#: N41VK
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Summerland Key, FL
Accident Number: ERA19TA067
Date & Time: 11/23/2018, 0820 EST
Registration: N41VK
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 23, 2018, about 0820 eastern standard time, a Beech A36, N41VK, operated by the private pilot, was substantially damaged during landing at Summerland Key Cove Airport (FD51), Summerland Key, Florida. The private pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP), Pompano Beach, Florida.

The pilot reported that during taxi after landing, he intended to retract the flaps, but accidentally retracted the landing gear, resulting in the nose gear and right main landing gear collapsing. The pilot also reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed damage to the right wing and lower fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N41VK
Model/Series: A36 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: NQX, 5 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Destination: Summerland Key, FL (FD51) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 25.795278, -80.290000 (est)

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