Saturday, September 26, 2020

Beechcraft V35B Bonanza, N3958A: Incident occurred September 24, 2020 in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft lost power and struck trees trying to land in field. 


Date: 24-SEP-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N3958A
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: TERRELL
State: TEXAS

5 comments:

  1. This aircraft had a manufactures A/W date of 07/28/1970. About 3 months later on Oct. 17 1970 it was involved in an accident in Aspen, CO. and the two occupants on board were fatally injured. The aircraft was declared damaged beyond repair. So, how can this aircraft, 50 years later, be "Repaired" and still flying around?
    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/243092 (2020 accident)
    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/4568 (1970 accident)

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    1. It can be done. If you still have some usable primary structure and a data plate, FAA has a process and rules about reconstructing legitimately. Seeing as how the first wreck happened when it was new, there would be financial motivation to restore by whoever bought the wreck.

      See "e. Returning a destroyed or scrapped aircraft to service." on page 3-2 here:

      https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/FAA_Order_8100.19.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0E_n6HQpbhNa2mxp-mL18ba8irCVnnY-C62CXbuLI01nUI6h0H7j4gSYQ

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  2. sometimes N numbers are also recycled. Please forgive me if the serial numbers also match....

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    1. Why? what have you done so wrong that you have to ask for forgiveness?

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