Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Raytheon 390 Premier I, N351CW: Accident occurred September 03, 2021 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

PB Air LLC


Location: Naples, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA350
Date & Time: September 3, 2021, 12:44 Local
Registration: N351CW
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY 390 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

On September 3, 2021, about 1244 eastern daylight time, a Raytheon Aircraft Company 390, N351CW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Naples, Florida. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 on-demand flight.

According to the pilot, the flight from Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana to Naples Municipal Airport (APF), Naples, Florida was uneventful. During landing, he applied normal braking and the airplane started to slow down. Suddenly the brakes “faded away,” and he was unable to stop the airplane. He further described that he applied full braking pressure and the pedals were operating as they should, but the airplane was not stopping. He further stated that every few feet the brakes would grab, lock-up for a few feet, and then release. The brakes grabbed several times during the landing roll but were not slowing the airplane down. The airplane overran the end of the runway, and the pilot steered the airplane into the grass and away from a jet blast fence.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the airplane after the accident observed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings during the runway excursion.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY
Registration: N351CW
Model/Series: 390
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: APF,9 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 10000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Destination: Naples, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.150871,-81.77764 (est)

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