Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Beech 95-55, N1332Z: Accident occurred July 14, 2020 at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), Harris County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

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NTSB Identification: CEN20CA284
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Spring, TX
Aircraft: Beech 55, registration: N1332Z

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft aborted takeoff, while taxiing veered off taxiway into the infield and became disabled.

Date: 14-JUL-20
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N1332Z
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95-55
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS


  1. Right main skid mark looks like it went right over that marker light pole. How is that thing still standing and there's no visible damage to the right wing leading edge or engine cowling? Are these light fixtures made of rubber and bend? Yes, this is a real question.

    1. I work at the airport and those are just plastic reflectors. It broke when the gear hit it but we were able to bend it back into place temporarily.

    2. ^^Thank you! That puzzle was triggering my ever-suppressed OCD!

  2. He hit a mud hole - look at the mud on the nose and starboard spinner. The last photo shows there is a water-filled muddy spot under the plane, also historically visible on google map (zoom in to pin showing where he ended up):

    Zoom in and look close at the KR photo:

  3. That is a very sad outcome if all they did was practice an engine malfunction on TO run - all that needs to be done is close the throttles and instinctively maintain directional control with the rudder.

    1. Aborted takeoff from a 7000 foot long runway, skid marks where they could not slow down and make the end of runway turnoff. No more runway remained if they did not attempt the turn. Probably was not "practice", either very late abort or just taxied too fast.

      Look at where they ended up: