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Beech 100 King Air, N312MB: Accident occurred February 17, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas 

Location: Lubbock, TX 
Accident Number: CEN21LA132
Date & Time: February 17, 2021, 21:30 Local 
Registration: N312MB
Aircraft: Beech B100 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On February 17, 2021, about 2130 central standard time, a Beech B100, airplane, N312MB, was in cruise flight near Lubbock, Texas when a windshield cracked/shattered. The pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane conducted a precautionary landing without further incident at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) near Lubbock, Texas. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

The initial report indicated that the airplane was in cruise flight enroute to Dallas Executive Airport (RBD) when the pilot reported to the controller that he had a cracked windshield. The pilot then diverted to LBB, where it was discovered that the right-side windshield displayed cracks in the inner pane.

The airplane was later issued a ferry permit where repairs to the windshield could be performed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N312MB
Model/Series: B100
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLBB 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: -9°C /-11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1300 ft AGL
Visibility: 7 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Alamogordo, NM (KALM)
Destination: Dallas, TX (KRBD)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.566281,-101.87793

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