Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Beech M35 Bonanza, N9736R: Accident occurred July 26, 2019 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft landed and main gear broke.

Date: 26-JUL-19
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N9736R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91


  1. Why is any comment related to Oshkosh censored? Is it really that Holy of an event or does Kathryn's Report advertise at the event or something?

  2. I just saw the video of the accident on Youtube. I wonder if he caught the wake turbulence of the Ford Tri-Motor that landed 30 seconds in front of him OR he just got too slow combined with the excessive bank angle onto final and the bottom fell out. That had to be the greatest "save" I have ever seen. He is lucky he didn't leave a smoking hole alongside the runway. I wonder if he did any structural damage to that bird other than the collapsed LT main gear? Yikes!

  3. Very steep approach bank angle then abrupt stall,you can see full up elevator recovery and power on in the Oshkosh video,I doubt whether there would be that much wake turbulence from the Ford Tri-motor ? interested to see the outcome of this very close call,the port undercarriage was ripped off as it struck the runway and ultimately the aircraft collapsed at the end of the runway.
    Structural damage to airframe ? well I would not fly it until wing attachment brackets etc had not been checked over or anything else stressed for that matter had been looked at.

  4. The mid-field turn to final required of the arriving aircraft seems unwise. Pilots who fly normal patterns and would never "hot dog" in their everyday flying are being put in a situation with reduced margins and this is what can happen. Regardless of whether it was turbulence or too slow in the turn, would not have been a problem in normal pattern work. A very capable pilot has had his aircraft and pilot history damaged by the entry pattern that was required that day.

  5. The truth of the matter is events like these would test the very best pilots. Throw in a bunch of pilots who may not be super current or used to the fast pace and you see the results. I am a fairly experienced pilot and flying into OSH gives me pause.

  6. we are working on it and it is doing well right now. The damaged main runs up and down beautifully.