Monday, May 06, 2019

Beech A36 Bonanza, registered to N6684Z LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal cross-country flight, N6684Z: Accident occurred May 05, 2019 Reno/Tahoe International Airport (KRNO), Washoe County, Nevada

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Reno, NV

Accident Number: WPR19LA138
Date & Time: 05/05/2019, 1847 PDT
Registration: N6684Z
Aircraft: Beech 36
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 5, 2019, about 1847 Pacific daylight time, a Beech A36 N6684Z, airplane sustained substantial damage during a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion, while landing at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO), Reno, Nevada. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to N6684Z LLC, and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight.

According to the pilot, shortly after landing, he lost control of the airplane, and it veered off the runway to the left, despite his right rudder inputs. After the airplane exited runway 25, it continued to an intersecting runway, veered 270° to the right, struck two runway signs, and then came to a stop, facing north on runway 34R. The pilot stated that he was unaware of why he lost directional control of the airplane on the ground.

At 1855, the crosswind component for runway 25 was about 13 knots and about 25 knots with the gusts included.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the right wing. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N6684Z
Model/Series: 36 A36
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: KRNO, 4400 ft msl
Observation Time: 0055 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / 29 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Reno, NV (RNO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  39.499167, -119.768056 (est)

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