Sunday, April 28, 2019

Beech F35 Bonanza, personal local flight conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91, N4213B: Accident occurred January 26, 2017 near Gimlin Airport (18MO), Ozark, Christian County, Missouri

Delbert Sinor of Ozark is shown in this photo with his wife Shirley Luna Sinor. Delbert Sinor suffered injuries after the January 26th, 2017 crash of a Beech F35 Bonanza south of Ozark. The other person in the plane has not been publicly identified.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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

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

http://registry.faa.govN4213B 



Location: Ozark, MO
Accident Number: CEN17LA097
Date & Time: 01/26/2017, 1525 CST
Registration: N4213B
Aircraft: BEECH BE35
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 26, 2017, about 1525 central standard time, a Beech BE35 single engine airplane, N4213B, registered to a private individual, sustained substantial damage when it impacted the ground after a collision with power lines while on VFR approach to the Gimlin Airport (18MO), Ozark, Missouri. The private pilot sustained minor injuries and one pilot-rated passenger sustained serious injuries. The personal local flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated from 18MO about 1430.

According to the pilot, the flight was intended to gain some experience in his recently purchased airplane. After completing about 10 touch and go landings at a nearby airport, the flight was returning to 18MO for a full stop landing. The pilot announced the he was entering a left downwind to runway 36, reduced speed, and lowered the landing gear. Upon turning to final approach, the pilot lowered the flaps and was concentrating on lining up the airplane on runway centerline. The pilot stated that he did not see the power lines, nor was he looking for any, because they "had not been a factor" in his previous three approaches. The last thing he remembered is "something had exploded" in his face," and opening his eyes inside the wreckage. After the accident, the pilot stated that there were no mechanical issues with the airplane.

The pilot-rated passenger stated that the airplane was lined up with the runway on final and he felt that the airplane was a little low, but thought that the pilot was making a flat, power-on approach, due to the crosswinds. Upon passing over a tree line, he stated that the pilot surprised him by pulling back the power instead of adding power. The airplane seem to sink into the power lines.

After colliding with the power lines, the airplane impacted the ground and tumbled inverted, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The power lines were located about 1/4 mile from the airport. Evidence at the accident site showed that the airplane had collided with the top 2 lines of a 4-line power line. The propeller struck the top line and the nose gear hit the second line down. The airplane hit the ground with the right wing, tumbled, and came to rest inverted.



Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/20/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  237 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N4213B
Model/Series: BE35
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: D-4159
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/22/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6675 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: E225-8
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 225 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: SGF, 1268 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1452 CST
Direction from Accident Site: 300°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3400 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 14 knots / 19 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Ozark, MO (18MO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ozark, MO (18MO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1430 CST
Type of Airspace: Class E



Airport Information

Airport: Gimlin Airport (18MO)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 1380 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used:N/A 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 37.020833, -93.206111 (est)

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