Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Beech 58P Pressurized Baron, N84PE: Incident occurred March 22, 2020 at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (KMMH), Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno

Aircraft departed with towbar attached and returned. Nose gear collapsed on landing.


Date: 22-MAR-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N84PE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

1 comment:

  1. Would be interesting to know if the forgotten tow bar was detected during gear retract or by a radio call "Hey, twin departing - your tow bar is hanging off the front".

    Since the rule "don't have the two bar connected unless your hand is on it" fails like this, perhaps a rubber band stowed on the bar handle that is moved to an index finger while in use should be considered as a reminder that the bar has not been put away.