Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Landing Gear Not Configured: Beech Baron 95-C55, N6206V; accident occurred November 09, 2019 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, Jefferson County, Colorado

View of fuselage damage.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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: Broomfield, CO
Accident Number: GAA20CA084
Date & Time: 11/09/2019, 0730 MST
Registration: N6206V
Aircraft: Beech 55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The single-engine rated pilot reported that, during a multi-engine checkride in an airplane with retractable landing gear, the fight examiner requested he conduct several touch-and-go landings. During the landing roll, he mistakenly retracted the landing gear, the airplane than skid down the right side of the runway, and came to rest at a taxi intersection.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/20/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/07/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 272 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Total, this make and model), 213 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Check Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Foreign
Age: 38, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/06/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/02/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 7266 hours (Total, all aircraft), 124 hours (Total, this make and model), 4751 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 171 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N6206V
Model/Series: 55 95C55
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TE-432
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/08/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5857.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-C7B
Registered Owner: Bhl Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: Bhl Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBJC, 5595 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1345 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 179°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 20000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / -7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0630 MST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (BJC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5673 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 30L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7002 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.908889, -105.117222 (est)


  1. I am assuming he is still single engine rated....ouch!

  2. "Landing Gear Not Configured" seems like an erroneous description of the events. Maybe "Landing Gear Unconfigured"