Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Landing Area Overshoot: Beechcraft 58P Baron, N60SH; accident occurred February 23, 2020 at Daniel Field Airport (KDNL), Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Augusta, Georgia     
Accident Number: ERA20CA112
Date & Time: February 23, 2020, 14:15
Local Registration: N60SH
Aircraft: Beech 58 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area overshoot
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial 
Age: 76,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-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): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations Last FAA Medical Exam: September 16, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: April 16, 2019
Flight Time: 7484 hours (Total, all aircraft), 580.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 7311.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 57.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N60SH
Model/Series: 58 P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: TJ-267
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle 
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 22, 2019
Annual Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2873.9 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-WB
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 325 Horsepower
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DNL,422 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 120° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Augusta, GA (AGS )
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Destination: Augusta, GA (DNL ) 
Type of Clearance: VFR;VFR flight following
Departure Time: 14:05 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Daniel Field DNL Runway 
Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 422 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11 IFR 
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3733 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.466667,-82.039443(est)


WARRANTY:  There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage.  All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING.  Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.)   

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

AIRCRAFT:  1980 Beechcraft 58P N60SH, s/n: TJ-267, Hobbs 2873.8 


#1 Engine:  Continental TSIO-520-WB/ 237557-R, overhauled 106.8
#2 Engine:  Continental TSIO 520-wb/ 237520-R, overhauled 258.5


#1 Prop:       Hartzell PHC-J2YF-2UF, current time 258.6                   
#2 Prop:       Hartzell PHC-J2YF-2UF, current time 258.6  


King KY 196
King KN 53
Garmin 345
Garmin 530W
Bendix Stormscope
King KMA 24
G4 Insight Engine Monitor

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On February 23, 2020, aircraft landed long, left runway, went through airport perimeter fencing, and across adjacent street.

DAMAGE:  Damage includes but may not be limited to:

LH & RH Propellers – Prop Strike with Bent Blades
LH & RH Engines –  Prop Strike Inspection
LH Main Gear – Sheared Off – Replace
LH Flap – Buckle – Replace
LH Aileron – Buckle – Replace
LH Wing – Buckle and Pointing Upward on Outer Portion – Replace
Airframe – Buckles on Side Skins LH Side Near Cabin
Airframe – Belly Damage
Airframe – LH Wing Pulled Away at Attachment Point
Nose gear Doors – Replace
Pitot Tube – Replace
Nose Cone – Replace
Radar – Replace
RH Wing – Buckle on Skins & Leading-Edge Damage – Replace
Both Propeller Spinners – Impact Damage – Replace
RH Flap – Tear in Skin – Possible Exchange

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Atlanta Air Recovery

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Salvage is as is/where is. 
The posting information is the best to our knowledge. 
An inspection of the salvage is highly recommended. 

Read more here:

UPDATE – NewsChannel 6 spoke with Daniel Field Airport Manager Becky Shealy. She told us, “It was an unfortunate situation, but the pilot did the best possible thing that he could do.”

She recounts the day the multi engine plane landed on runway 11 and crashed into the fence. She said she was out of town, but the photos at the scene told it all.

She added, “I think anybody that has eyes to see can see that it was a miracle. Pilots are trained. That’s one of the things that as a pilot you’re trained for emergency maneuvers. I can’t even begin to speculate what happened.”

But a case report filed with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office details what happened from the pilot’s perspective and even a witness. The person manning that aircraft at the time was 76-year-old Robert Stuntz Jr. He told a deputy that he was coming in to land and that engine failure caused him not to be able to stop after touching down on the runway. Our cameras captured the fence the Beechcraft Baron broke through until it came to a rest on Highland Avenue.

“He did exactly, probably the best thing you could have done in that situation,”Shealy said.

The runway where Stuntz tried to land has re-opened and Shealy said the fence damaged in the crash has been repaired. The report also names a vehicle damaged by the fencing during the incident. There are no reports of that driver being harmed and the pilot had minor scratches on his head.

NewsChannel 6 learned that Stuntz is a licensed pilot with an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with multi engine land rating.

“He’s a very accomplished pilot, has thousands of hours and I trust him,” Shealy added.

She also told us the FAA will be at the airport Wednesday. That investigator will take a report and submit it to the NTSB to determine what caused the incident.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – NewsChannel 6 just learned who was flying the plane that landed and crashed at Daniel Field Airport Sunday.

A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office case report from that day states the pilot of the aircraft was Robert Stuntz Junior. Stuntz told authorities he was traveling eastbound, across the airport, when he had engine failure. He said he was coming in to land at the time and stated that the engine failed causing him not to be able to stop after touching down on the runway.

Stuntz was flying a Beechcraft 58P aircraft that NewsChannel 6 learned was registered to local business Eagle Parts & Products and Frank Dolan.

Stuntz went on to say the aircraft broke through the east perimeter fence by Highland Avenue and pulled the fence to the other side of Highland Avenue, where the aircraft came to a rest.

Additionally a car traveling south on Highland Avenue from Wrightsboro Road was hit by fencing during the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤

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