Monday, April 29, 2019

Landing Gear Not Configured: Beech 76 Duchess, N3733D; accident occurred April 26, 2019 at St. Charles County Smartt Airport (KSET), Missouri

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: St Charles, MO
Accident Number: GAA19CA231
Date & Time: 04/26/2019, 1235 CDT
Registration: N3733D
Aircraft: Beech 76
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The flight instructor reported that during the instructional flight accomplishing takeoffs and landings, during the seventh landing, the landing checklist was called, but due to the "wind effects", the landing gear was not extended. During the approach, the airplane was configured with the left engine operating normally while the right engine was operating to simulate zero thrust. The airplane touched down on the runway centerline with the landing gear retracted. The airplane slid to the left, exited the runway, and impacted a landing light fixture. The lower fuselage longerons were substantially damaged.

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

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 71, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/01/2017
Occupational Pilot:Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age:45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied:Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:Beech
Registration: N3733D
Model/Series: 76 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: ME-362
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3900 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: O&VO-360 SER
Registered Owner: Dury Aviation Services Inc
Rated Power:
Operator: Dury Aviation Services Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSET, 436 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:1754 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 115°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 17 knots / 10 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: St Charles, MO (SET)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: St Charles, MO (SET)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: St Charles County Smartt (SET)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 436 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach:None
Runway Length/Width: 2000 ft / 75 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: 38.929722, -90.430000 (est)

AIRCRAFT:   1980 BEECH 76 N3733D, s/n: ME-362

Last Annual Inspection on 01/03/19 at Tach 179.8, TTAF 11038.9

(2) Lycoming LO-360-A1G6D 


(1) Hartzell HC M2YR 2CEUF/FB12118B & (1) Hartzell HC M2YR 2CLEUF/FJC7666A                                       

EQUIPMENT: #1 Nav/Com - Collins VHF 251

DME - Collins 451

Transponder - Collins TDR 950

Audio Panel - Collins AMR 350

#2 Nav/Com - Collins VHF 251

ADF - Collins 650

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: Gear up landing on 04/26/19

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:   Damage includes but may not be limited to: 

Both Propellers,

Both engines experienced a prop strike

Belly skins and possibly ribs           

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: St Charles County Airport, St Charles, MO

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