Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N343AB: Accident occurred July 28, 2019 at Richmond Executive Airport-Chesterfield County (KFCI), Richmond, Virginia

LocatiAdditional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

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

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


on: Richmond, VA
Accident Number: GAA19CA465
Date & Time: 07/28/2019, 1310 EDT
Registration: N343AB
Aircraft: Beech 36
Aircraft Damage:Substantial 
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the retractable landing gear-equipped airplane reported that during landing and just before touchdown, the stall warning horn sounded. He heard a "scraping-sounding," and, "I thought the stall horn was the gear warning annunciator."

The pilot aborted the landing and rapidly increased the throttle to produce full engine power. He recalled that, "I did not put in enough right rudder," to counter the torque and p-factor. The airplane drifted over the left edge of the asphalt runway and began to climb. However, the airplane impacted the rising terrain and skidded to a stop.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

Additionally, the pilot reported that he should have relied upon the "three in the green" before aborting the landing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:No 
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/05/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/17/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 273.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 57.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 14.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N343AB
Model/Series:36 A36 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: E-3343
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/15/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3149 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 545.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-B
Registered Owner: Ponderosa 343 Llc
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: Ponderosa 343 Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFCI, 237 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 136°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: CHARLESTON, SC (JZI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Richmond, VA (FCI)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1100 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Richmond Executive-Chesterfield (FCI)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 236 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Vegetation
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.406389, -77.524722 (est)

CHESTERFIELD, Virginia (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating after a plane crashed at Chesterfield County Airport on Sunday afternoon.

When crews responded to the scene around 1:18 p.m., they found a plane that crashed approximately 100 yards off the runway.

Police said the single-engine plane’s landing gear collapsed upon landing. The pilot landed in the field in an effort to cause minimal damage.

“The pilot, Richard S. Samet, 56, of Richmond Virginia, did not sustain injuries,” police said in a release.

The pilot was the only one on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

The runway was shut down for an hour, but it has since re-opened. 

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