Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Cessna 340, N47BP: Runway excursion through a chain link barb wire fence

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:   1973 Cessna 340 N47BP s/n: 3400223, approximate AFTT 2721.1 

Annual Inspection dated on 05/19/22 at 1410.9 Hobbs, 2719.90 AFTT                  


LH:  Continental TSIO-520-NB, s/n: 271345-R

Last annual inspection dated 05/19/22 at 312.10 SMOH

RH: Continental TSIO-520-NB, s/n: 514554

Last annual inspection dated 05/19/22 at 309.70 SMOH                           


LH: Hartzell, PHC-C3YF-2UF, s/n: EB4164A

Annual inspection dated 05/19/22 at 218.9 SMOH

RH:  Hartzell, PHC-C3YF-2UF, s/n: EB4165A

Annual inspection dated 05/19/22 at 218.90 SMOH                             


Garmin 530 WAAS

Bendix King KX155 TSO,

(2) Garmin G5

Garmin GMA340 Audio

Garmin GTX345 Transponder

S-TEC 55-X Auto Pilot

3M WX10A Storm Scope.

INTERIOR:  Exceptional leather interior shows as new completed in 2018 at 2597.1 AFTT.

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Runway excursion through a chain link barb wire fence.                                                           

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  There is extensive damage to the nose, nose gear, pressure vessel, fuselage, both wings, wing tip tanks, both propellers and both engines. Additionally, the belly is likely significantly damaged from the fencing.  The position of the aircraft on a trailer limits the visibility of this area.  The fire department foamed the aircraft immediately following the incident.
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   The aircraft is located at St. Petersburg Airport (KPIE), Florida.


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Salvage is as is/where is. 

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An inspection of the salvage is highly recommended. 

Logbooks may not be complete.

Salvage must be picked up promptly after payment for trailer to be returned to owner. 

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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; Tampa, Florida

Lakeside Aviation Inc

Location: St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA250
Date and Time: May 23, 2022, 13:33 Local 
Registration: N47BP
Aircraft: Cessna 340 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 23, 2022, at 1333 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 340, N47BP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport (PIE), St. Petersburg – Clearwater, Florida. The private pilot was not injured. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

This was the pilot’s first flight in the airplane after it came out of annual inspection. The pilot said he tested the brakes prior to departing and everything was normal. The pilot then departed and made a full stop on runway 18, a 9,730-foot-long runway. The pilot said that upon touchdown the brakes had no pressure. The airplane would not slow down and went off the runway and collided with a chain link fence, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N47BP
Model/Series: 340
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: KCLW,71 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:27 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Destination: St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

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: 27.908634,-82.68651

1 comment:

  1. You have to wonder whether or why didn't the pilot plan for the possibility of making a go-around, brake failure or not. With a 9,730 foot runway, it would seem that he likely had a number of reasonable options other than simply allowing the airplane to roll off the end of the runway.