Monday, January 27, 2020

Beech A36 Bonanza, N41VK: Accident occurred January 25, 2020 -and- accident occurred November 23, 2018 at Summerland Key Cove Airport (FD51), Monroe County, 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; Miramar, Florida 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N41VK

Location: Summerland Key, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA089
Date & Time: 01/25/2020, 1535 EST
Registration: N41VK
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 25, 2020, about 1535 eastern standard time, a Beech A36, N41VK, was substantially damaged when it collided with trees during a rejected takeoff from Summerland Key Cove Airport (FD51), Summerland Key, Florida. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed but not activated for the flight that was originating at the time of the accident. The flight was destined for Pompano Beach Airpark, Pompano Beach, Florida.

The pilot stated that following a preflight inspection of the airplane he started the engine and taxied to the run-up area of runway 30, where he performed an engine run-up, then announced on the common traffic advisory frequency that he would be departing runway 30. He taxied into position, applied full throttle while holding the brakes, then released the brakes and began the takeoff roll. As the airplane gained airspeed he noticed that it was nosing down applied nose-up trim to assist. At that time the indicated airspeed was 85 knots (normal rotation speed was 80 knots). He pulled on the yoke twice and felt considerable resistance. He then aborted the takeoff by applying full brakes and reducing the throttle; however, there was insufficient runway remaining to stop. With the end of the runway and a canal approaching, he continued full braking and applied hard left rudder. Though the airplane slowed, he was unable to stop prior to contacting small trees west of the end of the runway.

The airplane was recovered for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N41VK
Model/Series: A36 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: NQX, 6 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1200 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:   10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Summerland Key, FL (FD51)
Destination: Pompano Beach, FL (PMP) 

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: 24.660833, -81.449444 (est)

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

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


Location: Summerland Key, FL
Accident Number: ERA19TA067
Date & Time: 11/23/2018, 0820 EST
Registration: N41VK
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 23, 2018, about 0820 eastern standard time, a Beech A36, N41VK, operated by the private pilot, was substantially damaged during landing at Summerland Key Cove Airport (FD51), Summerland Key, Florida. The private pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP), Pompano Beach, Florida.

The pilot reported that during taxi after landing, he intended to retract the flaps, but accidentally retracted the landing gear, resulting in the nose gear and right main landing gear collapsing. The pilot also reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed damage to the right wing and lower fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N41VK
Model/Series: A36 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: NQX, 5 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Destination: Summerland Key, FL (FD51) 

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: 25.795278, -80.290000 (est)

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