Friday, October 16, 2020

Beech G36 Bonanza, N925SF: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 and Accident occurred April 04, 2019

 Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft was on departure, became airborne then touched down and winds blew off side of runway into a field. 

Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N925SF
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

April 04, 2019

April 04, 2019
April 04, 2019

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  

Location: Monument Valley, UT
Accident Number: GAA19CA199
Date & Time: 04/04/2019, 1145 MDT
Registration: N925SF
Aircraft: Beech 36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 


The pilot reported that, during approach to a private airstrip, the electronic primary flight display reported that the wind was from the south at 16 knots. He added that, upon touchdown, the airplane quickly veered left. He added power to correct, and "the addition of power was enough to lift the airplane slightly, but not to take off again, and so after [the airplane] floated a short distance, [it] landed again off the side of the runway." The nose landing gear collapsed in the dirt.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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 failure to maintain directional control and runway heading during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and the nose landing gear collapsing.


Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Heading/course - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Soft surface - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Landing gear collapse

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/07/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 293 hours (Total, all aircraft), 142 hours (Total, this make and model), 231 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 78 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N925SF
Model/Series: 36 G36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: E-3914
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/02/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1019.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-B39B
Registered Owner: Eaves Investment Corp
Rated Power: 300 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: KBDG, 5865 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 48 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 45°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM (AEG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Monument Valley, UT (UT25)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1015 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5192 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.016667, -110.200556 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Does any pilot ever admit to "preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation"?