Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Beech A36 Bonanza, N636M, accident occurred December 19, 2018 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona 

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

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


Location: Sedona, AZ
Accident Number: GAA19CA102
Date & Time: 12/19/2018, 1530 MST
Registration: N636M
Aircraft: Beech 36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that he was flying a recently purchased airplane. During initial climb, the front right-side cockpit door opened. He decided that the condition was unsafe and entered a left downwind to land. The approach end of the runway had rising terrain, and the airplane was too high and too fast. About 200ft AGL he decided to abort the landing, but the engine sputtered. Still too fast, the airplane landed about 1,500ft down the 5,132ft runway, and he immediately applied the brakes. However, the airplane overran the runway and collided with a fence.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and the elevator.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/10/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/11/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 11000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 95 hours (Total, this make and model), 150 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 59 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N636M
Model/Series: 36 A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: E-874
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3780 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4900 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-B
Registered Owner: 636M LLC
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: 636M LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:  KSEZ, 4827 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2235 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 72°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: 
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1530 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Sedona (SEZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4830 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5132 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Precautionary Landing; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.848611, -111.788333 (est)

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