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Beechcraft A100 King Air, N93GT: Accident occurred December 28, 2021 at Thompson–Robbins Airport (KHEE), Phillips County, Arkansas

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; Little Rock, Arkansas 
Textron; Wichita, Kansas

Sky-Bound Aviation LLC

Location: Helena, Arkansas
Accident Number: CEN22LA085
Date and  Time: December 28, 2021, 11:50 Local
Registration: N93GT
Aircraft: Beech A100 
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On December 28, 2021, about 1150 central standard time, a Beech A100 airplane, N93GT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Thompson-Robbins Airport (HEE), West Helena, Arkansas. The pilot and 4 passengers were not injured. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight.

The pilot reported that after boarding passengers, he taxied the airplane to runway 18 at HEE for takeoff. Immediately after rotation, the pilot noticed that the engines were not producing normal thrust. He also stated that both propellers were going into feather. There was not enough runway remaining to land safely, so the pilot retracted the landing gear and searched for a suitable emergency landing area. The pilot was able to maneuver the airplane back to runway 18. With the combination of low altitude and insufficient thrust, the pilot was not able to slow the descent to the runway. Upon touchdown, the left tire blew, and the airplane skidded onto the grass adjacent to the runway, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing’s spar.

All occupants exited with no injuries.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N93GT
Model/Series: A100 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KCKM,174 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2900 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / 24 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.7 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Helena, AR 
Destination: Camilla, GA (CXU)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.576493,-90.675889 (est)

WARRANTY:  There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage.  All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING.  Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date. All Sales Are FINAL. 
HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted                                    

AIRCRAFT:  1974 Beechcraft King Air A100 N93GT, s/n: B-179

Current Total Time: 8010.1;  Phase 4 at AFTT 7,998.9                           

ENGINES:   LH Engine - Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28, s/n: PCE 50411

RH Engine - Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28, a/n: PCE 50417

PROPS:   LH Prop - Hartzell HC-B47N-3A, s/n: CDA 3030MA

Current Total Time:  8,017.9; Current TSMOH:  565.9 

Phase 4 Inspection IAW King Air A100 MM 5-20-04

RH Prop - Hartzell HC-B47N-3A, s/n: CDA 3329M1

Current Total Time:  8010.1; Current TSMOH:  954.3

Phase 4 Inspection IAW King Air A100 MM 5-20-04


Garmin GTN 750

Garmin GMA 35

Sperry Radar

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:   On the 28th of December 2021, Beechcraft A100 N93GT crashed during a return approach to Thompson-Robbins Airport (KHEE), West Helena, Arkansas. The aircraft sustained significant damage from a hard landing. The high-speed approach, contact with the runway, and subsequent runway excursion resulted in the left-wing spar damage, left propeller destruction and left engine sustaining undetermined structural damage. The pilot reported issues with the propeller auto-feather systems (both propellers went into feather after takeoff) and immediately attempted to keep the aircraft airborne and worked to return to the departure runway.
DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGE:    The damage includes but may not be limited to the following:

The aircraft was significantly damaged during the emergency landing. 

There is substantial damage to all left-wing structures and substructures.

The left propeller made contact with the ground and is bent, twisted and destroyed.

The left engine casing is compromised.

The center section spar is broken.

The right engine and propeller require teardown inspections from the hard landing.

The left main landing gear is bent aft, and one tire is missing.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:    Stored outside on ramp at Thomson-Robbins Airport (KHEE), West Helena, Arkansas. 


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