Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Beech 95-B55, N386Q: Accident occurred July 19, 2019 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Orange County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N386Q

Location: Sanford, FL
Accident Number: ERA19TA233
Date & Time: 07/19/2019, 1215 EDT
Registration: N386Q
Aircraft: Beech 95B55
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2019, about 1215 eastern daylight time, a Beechcraft 95-B55, N386Q, was substantially damaged during a gear-up landing at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Sanford, Florida. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by My Air Club LLC., as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight departed from SFB about 1200.

According to the pilot, after being released for departure he started the takeoff roll, rotated and climbed to the traffic pattern altitude. He retracted the landing gear and started a turn to the downwind leg of the traffic pattern. While on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern the pilot extended the landing gear and deployed the flaps. He said that it was hard to see if the landing gear indicator light was illuminated, but he did confirm that he observed "one green." He said that the subsequent landing was "very smooth" until he heard the noise of the propellers striking the ground. He noticed that the left propeller was curled and pulled back on the yoke to allow the airplane to slide to a stop. Once the airplane came to a stop the pilot noticed flames coming from the underside of the airplane. The pilot exited the airplane and the airport fire department responded and extinguished the fire.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the inboard right and left wing was substantially fire damaged. The airplane was raised from the runway and the landing gear was manually extended from the up and locked position. After the main landing gear was down and locked the airplane was towed to the ramp area. The main landing gear doors and the underside of the airplane were heavily scraped. A review of airport surveillance video showed the airplane on short final with the landing gear in the up and locked position. Surveillance video also showed the airplane during the landing flare with the landing gear stowed prior to touch down.

During further examination of the airplane, a gear retraction and extension test was performed. Power was supplied to the airplane, and the landing gear operated normally when lowered and raised. No landing gear anomalies were noted with the landing gear assembly during the gear extension and retraction test.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N386Q
Model/Series: 95B55 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: My Air Club Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SFB, 54 ft msl
Observation Time: 1200 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sanford, FL (SFB)
Destination: Sanford, FL (SFB)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.777222, -81.235000 (est)

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