Sunday, July 25, 2021

Beechcraft 23 Musketeer, N2374J: Accident occurred March 03, 2021 at Hawkins County Airport (KRVN), Rogersville, Tennessee

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; Nashville, Tennessee 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Rogersville, TN
Accident Number: ERA21LA149
Date & Time: March 3, 2021, 15:15 Local 
Registration: N2374J
Aircraft: Beech 23
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N2374J
Model/Series: 23
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: TRI,1525 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Rogersville, TN
Destination: Rogersville, TN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.457583,-82.885028 (est)


  1. in hindsight after he "just received (his) biannual review," and "after a sight seeing flight" resulting in his hard landing, the PIC concluded "more flight time with CFI" states the CFI who signed off on his biannual failed to recognize 10 flight hours and an equal number of landings would result in an accident waiting to happen.

  2. The video of him porpoising during the landing he made later with no left main gear is worth a watch:

    1. Did he do that on porpoise? ;) Maybe he was trying to shake the gear down?

    2. Fixed gear, not retract. Manager had already told him it was gone. Was dangling but the gear leg fortunately fell off on airport grounds instead of on somebody's home.

  3. Biennial flight review, maybe? Biannual is twice a year.