Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Loss of Control in Flight: Beech B36TC Bonanza, N5836B; accident occurred September 25, 2019 at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), Texas

View of damaged left wing.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas  

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: Lubbock, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA587
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 0715 CDT
Registration: N5836B
Aircraft: Beech 36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll, about 60 knots, the airplane lifted off in nose high attitude and the stall warning horn actuated. About 20 feet above the ground, the airplane rotated to the right, but he overcorrected, and the left-wing tip struck the runway. Shortly after, he landed the airplane without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 15 minutes before the accident, the wind was 230° at 9 knots. The pilot reported the wind was calm. The airplane departed from runway 35L.

The pilot added that post-accident the elevator trim was found set to nose high, and that he should have used a pre-takeoff checklist to verify the elevator trim was set to the takeoff position. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/25/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/25/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 178 hours (Total, all aircraft), 178 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 33 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Check Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Private
Age: 21, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied:Right 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/20/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/20/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 340 hours (Total, all aircraft), 340 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 85 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 43 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N5836B
Model/Series: 36 B36TC
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: EA558
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/11/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3850 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2083 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520
Registered Owner: We Gone Llc
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: We Gone Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Unknown
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLBB, 3241 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 320°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lubbock, TX (LBB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lubbock, TX (LBB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0715 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: Lubbock Preston Smith Intl (LBB)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 3282 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 35L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 11500 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 33.663611, -101.820556 (est)

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