Friday, June 19, 2020

Runway Excursion: Beech A36 Bonanza, N777AK; accident occurred June 17, 2020 at Chignik Lagoon Airport (KCL), Alaska

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Lake Clark Air Inc

Location: Chignik Lagoon, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC20CA061
Date & Time: June 17, 2020
Registration: N777AK
Aircraft: Beech A36 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 27, 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 1 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: November 19, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 15, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1295 hours (Total, all aircraft), 366 hours (Total, this make and model), 1224 hours
(Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 170 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 112 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N777AK
Model/Series: A36 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: E-899
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 11, 2020 100 hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4011 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5275 Hrs as of last inspection 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 300 Horsepower
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: 
Operator Designator Code: HXXC

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument (IMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAJC, 18 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 23:01 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  3 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 400 ft AGL 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - None - Mist
Departure Point: Chignik Lake, AK (A79)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Chignik Lagoon, AK (KCL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Chignik Lagoon KCL
Runway Surface Type: Dirt; Gravel
Airport Elevation: 27 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Soft; Wet
Runway Used: 22 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2200 ft / 90 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 56.310554,-158.535552(est)

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