Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hard Landing: Beech 95-A55 Baron, N1019D, accident occurred May 31, 2019 at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (KYNG), Trumbull County, Ohio

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Location: Youngstown, OH
Accident Number: GAA19CA318
Date & Time: 05/31/2019, 1900 EDT
Registration: N1019D
Aircraft: Beech 55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 


The pilot in the multiengine airplane reported that, during the landing roll, shortly after touchdown, the airplane "floated up" into a right bank and then touched back down in a right bank. He added that he did not realize that there was any damage until after he shut down the engine after parking.

Postaccident examination revealed propeller scars on the asphalt runway, damage to the right engine propeller, and substantial damage to the fuselage structure.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.


Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight


Hard landing (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/10/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/29/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2563.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 19.9 hours (Total, this make and model), 1794.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 54.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N1019D
Model/Series: 55 95A55
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture: 1962
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TC-279
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4880 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
Engine Model/Series: IO-470
Registered Owner: Vintage Wings Aircraft Llc
Rated Power: 260 hp
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: KUCP, 1073 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2256 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 70°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Terre Haute, IN (HUF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Youngstown, OH (4G4)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1700 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1069 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4012 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 40.960000, -80.680000 (est)

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