Saturday, March 9, 2019

Beechcraft 76 Duchess, operated by Nexgen Aviation LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight, N7KY: Accident occurred February 21, 2019 at Capital City Airport (KFFT), Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Frankfort, KY
Accident Number: ERA19LA105
Date & Time: 02/21/2019, 1045 EST
Registration: N7KY
Aircraft: Beech 76
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On February 21, 2019, about 1045 eastern standard time, a Beech 76 airplane, N7KY, collided with terrain during an aborted landing at Capital City Airport (FFT), Frankfurt, Kentucky. The commercial pilot was not injured, and a flight instructor incurred minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was operated by Nexgen Aviation LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed near the accident site, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Lexington, Kentucky about 0910, and was destined for FFT.

According to the operator, the purpose of the flight was to prepare the pilot for an upcoming commercial multi-engine check ride. After airwork in the local area, the flight proceeded to FFT for approaches and landings. The pilot set up for a simulated single engine landing on runway 25. While over the runway for landing, the approach became unstable, and the pilot attempted a go-around. The airplane veered to the left and the left wingtip contacted the ground between the runway and taxiway. The airplane then collided an embankment and came to a stop. A postaccident fire ensued, and the pilots egressed the airplane and were met by first responders.

The wreckage was recovered by aircraft salvage personnel and was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N7KY
Model/Series: 76 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Nexgen Aviation LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FFT, 812 ft msl
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lexington, KY (LEX)
Destination: Frankfort, KY (FFT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  38.110000, -84.540000 (est)

FRANKFORT, Kentucky – Everyone is OK following a plane crash in Frankfort.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Capital City Airport.

Officials say the plane crashed during an instructional training course and caught fire.

“It’s very rare that we have incidents at this airport,” said Naitore Djigbenou, of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “We have around 50 landings and takeoffs a day. The airport will continue to operate.”

There were two passengers on the plane at the time. They both sustained minor injuries, but declined medical treatment.

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently investigating and will release details at a later time.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Right prop appears to be feathered ... So much for "simulated engine failure".

Glad the guys were not hurt.