Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Beech S35 Bonanza, registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight, N6864Q: Accident occurred May 01, 2019 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Sedona, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19LA128
Date & Time: 05/01/2019, 0935 MST
Registration: N6864Q
Aircraft: Beech 35
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 1, 2019, about 0935 mountain standard time, a Beech S35 airplane, N6864Q, was substantially damaged during departure from Sedona Airport (SEZ) Sedona, Arizona. The private pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at SEZ about the time of the accident. The flight was originating from SEZ when the accident occurred.

According to the pilot, he had recently purchased the airplane. The previous owner had flown the airplane from Deer Valley Airport (DVT) Phoenix, Arizona to SEZ for a pre-buy inspection about 1 week prior to the accident. That flight was uneventful. The inspection was completed, with no anomalies reported. The purchase was completed, and the airplane remained at SEZ, where the pilot planned to base it. The accident flight was the first flight since the flight from DVT to SEZ. The accident flight was the beginning of the process to familiarize and qualify the pilot in the airplane for insurance and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements purposes.

Both pilots reported that the preflight inspection, engine start, taxi out, and engine run-up were all normal. The pilots planned to depart from runway 21, practice some airwork away from SEZ, and then return to SEZ. The takeoff roll and liftoff were normal, but just after the airplane lifted off, both pilots sensed a significant loss of engine power, the stall warning sounded, and the airplane began to roll right wing down. In response, both pilots pushed the nose down. The combination of right roll and left crosswind resulted in the airplane drifting to the right, and the airplane impacted the terrain off the right side of the runway. The airplane traversed some rough terrain adjacent to the runway, and slid to a stop on its belly.

The airplane came to rest near the intersection of runway 21 and taxiway A8. The undercarriage was collapsed and partially torn away, and the left wing sustained substantial damage. The cockpit and cabin remained intact. There was no fire. The pilots secured the airplane and exited on their own.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land rating. He reported that he had about 1,075 hours total flight experience, with no time in the accident airplane make and model. His most recent flight review was completed in November 2016, and his most recent FAA third class medical certificate was issued in June 2017.

The CFI held airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates, with airplane single-engine land, multi-engine land, and instrument airplane ratings. He reported that he had about 10,309 hours total flight experience, including about 845 hours in Beech Bonanza airplanes, and about 5 hours in the specific accident airplane make and model. His most recent flight review was completed in September 2017, and his most recent FAA BasicMed medical certificate was issued in June 2017.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1964, and was equipped with a Continental Motors IO-520 series engine. The pilot reported that the airplane had a total time (TT) in service of about 5,906 hours, and that the engine had a TT of about 877 hours since major overhaul. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed in August 2018.

SEZ was situated at an elevation of 4,830 ft above mean sea level, and was equipped with a single paved runway, designated 03/21. The runway measured 100 ft by 5,132 ft. SEZ was not equipped with an air traffic control tower.

The 0935 SEZ automated weather observation included winds from 160° at 7 knots, visibility 10 miles, broken cloud layer at 4,300 ft above ground level, temperature 18° C, dew point 5° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.03 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N6864Q
Model/Series: 35 S35
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: , 4830 ft msl
Observation Time: 0935 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4300 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Destination: Sedona, AZ (SEZ) 

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:

SEDONA – At 9:42 a.m. Wednesday, Sedona Fire District was notified of an aircraft crash at Sedona Airport.

When fire crews arrived, they found a Beech S35 Bonanza that had come to rest on the taxiway after an aborted take-off, according to a Sedona Fire District press release.

“Both of the aircraft’s occupants were uninjured and had exited the airplane,” Battalion Chief Buzz Lechowski said. “The aircraft was upright although the impact had sheared off the landing gear.”

According to the press release, the pilot “told responders that he had lost power on take-off and was forced to bring the aircraft back down in the remaining runway space.”

The aircraft skidded across the infield and struck a runway sign before finally stopping on the taxiway, the press release also stated.

Original article can be found here ➤

According to radio traffic, the Beech S35 Bonanza was attempting to take off, was unable to get enough lift and crash landed on its belly at the end of the runway on an adjacent taxiway around 9:30 a.m.

Sedona Fire District crews and Sedona police were called to the crash scene, but none of the passengers were injured in the landing and were up and moving about, so the crew returned to the fire station, according to radio traffic.

The aircraft is being referred to as "an obstacle on the runway," by radio traffic and may not be moved until tomorrow, Thursday, May 2.

According to flight records from the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane has been co-owned by Richard S. Azimov, of Scottsdale, since 2006.

Sedona Airport Manager Deborah Abingdon did not provide any additional details about the crash, but said no one was hurt.

Original article can be found here ➤

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