Sunday, November 24, 2019

Beechcraft E35 Bonanza, N3315C: Accident occurred November 23, 2019 near Okeechobee County Airport (KOBE), 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/N3315C


Location: Okeechobee, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA044
Date & Time: 11/23/2019, 1244 EST
Registration: N3315C
Aircraft: Beech E35
Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 23, 2019 about 1244 eastern standard time, a Beech E35, N3315C, operated by Spaceport Aviation, impacted a field shortly after takeoff from Okeechobee County Airport (OBE), Okeechobee, Florida. The private pilot sustained serious injuries, and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane was destroyed by a postcrash fire and was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and flight plan information was unknown for the flight that was originating at the time of the accident, and was destined for Marathon, Florida.

The pilot's wife advised law enforcement personnel that during takeoff about 100 ft above ground level, the engine "started to cut out." Her husband attempted to turn for an emergency landing but the engine quit. The airplane started to "nosedive", impacting into a field.

An Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office deputy who was responding to work witnessed smoke from the wreckage and responded to the scene. He rescued the pilot and also assisted the passengers away from the burning wreckage. The occupants were transported for medical treatment.

The wreckage was recovered for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N3315C
Model/Series: E35 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Spaceport Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: OBE, 33 ft msl
Observation Time: 1235 EST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3700 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Okeechobee, FL (OBE)
Destination: Marathon, FL (MTH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 27.260556, -80.847500




OKEECHOBEE, Florida — Saturday afternoon, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office responded to a small plane crash at Okeechobee Airport.

Deputy Richard Varnadore was the first to arrive on scene and found the Beechcraft E35 Bonanza engulfed in flames.

While two passengers managed to escape the burning plane on their own, Varnadore rescued the pilot.

All three people who were onboard the plane were airlifted to an area hospital after being transported to Raulerson Hospital. Their injuries are currently unknown.

According to a report, the plane appeared to have lost power before crash landing at the south side of the Okeechobee Airport in the industrial park.

The Federal Aviation Administration as well as the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating this crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wpbf.com

OKEECHOBEE, Florida (WSVN) — Rescue crews have taken three people to the hospital after, officials said, a small plane crash landed at Okeechobee County Airport.

According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, they received a phone call about the crash at around 12:45 p.m., Saturday.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find the Beechcraft E35 Bonanza engulfed in flames.

Authorities said the aircraft appears to have lost power before it went down in an industrial park on the south side of the airport.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the pilot had reported engine trouble before the crash landing.

Paramedics transported the pilot and two passengers to a nearby hospital, then airlifted to another hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://wsvn.com

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

A call was received at approximately 12:45 pm in reference to a plane crash. Deputy Richard Varnadore was first on scene and found the plane in flames. Two occupants were able to escape. Deputy Varnadore was able to rescue the pilot still in the burning Beechcraft E35 Bonanza. It appears that the plane lost power and made a crash landing at the south side of the Okeechobee airport in the industrial park. All three occupants were transported to Raulerson Hospital and subsequently airlifted to an area hospital, with unknown injuries. This case will be investigated by the FAA and NTSB. No further information to release at this time.

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not a V35.

There's an E225 badge in the wreckage, and the tail doesn't appear to be that of V35.

Anonymous said...

P.S. The E225 is the engine, which a V35 doesn't have.

The V35 had the IO-520-B engine or the TSIO-520-D turbocharged engine.

Anonymous said...

That is a V35 and you can see the ruddervator in the picture. V35's most certainly did use the E225 engine on several models in the 50"s.

Anonymous said...

The E-225 engine was used on E, F and G-35s.

Anonymous said...

"That is a V35 and you can see the ruddervator in the picture."

Nope. Beginning with the S35 the ruddervator has a Model 33 style pointed elevator balance horn.

"V35's most certainly did use the E225 engine on several models in the 50"s."

No, they did not. The V35 was produced in 1966-67.

Anonymous said...

It's now reported to be an E35, D-3981, N3315C.

Anonymous said...

Does it really matter regarding the engine in the aircraft? constructive comments are appreciated. This is not the Bonanza Society.

Anonymous said...

There are some very knowledgeable and observant folks on here. I would not be surprised if some have or do work for the NTSB.

gretnabear said...

Airworthiness Date 1955-11-04

Anonymous said...

I would not be surprised if some have or do work for the NTSB.
Present sir.
Accolades ;)

Anonymous said...

FAA senior here.
"There are some very knowledgeable and observant folks on here. I would not be surprised if some have or do work for the NTSB."

Anonymous said...

"Does it really matter regarding the engine in the aircraft?"

In and of itself, no. But the engine badge provided a clue as to the aircraft model as I indicated. And another poster went as far to provide which of three Bonanza models had that engine.

Assuming that you're the same person who argued that it was a V35, the engine badge (and the ruddervators) proved otherwise.

Not every v-tail Bonanza is a V35. FYI, the FAA designation is BE35 for v-tail Bonanzas, even though the specific model can and is referenced in various reports.

And no, I don't work for the FAA or NTSB.

Anonymous said...

"Airworthiness Date 1955-11-04"

Yes, and built in 1954.

Anonymous said...

You sure this was not a 185hp?

Anonymous said...

I was getting my HP and complex endorsements in this plane...N3315C. It was a v-tail 225 hp E35.

Anonymous said...

N3315C early problematic aircraft.

Anonymous said...

"N3315C early problematic aircraft"

Explain

Anonymous said...

"N3315C early problematic aircraft"

Explain