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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139981
Last updated: 18 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35 Bonanza
Registration: N9569Q
C/n / msn: D-8204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chesapeake Ranch Airport - MD50, Calvert County, Lusby, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lansing, IL (IGQ)
Destination airport:Lusby, MD (MD50)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that, during the night flight, he made an initial pass to locate the airfield and to turn on the runway lights via the radio. He rejected the first approach when he lost sight of the landing area. He visually reacquired the field and began his second approach. During the second approach, he saw the runway lights from the approach end to the departure end and the windsock to the left of the runway. He recalled that he felt that the airplane was slightly low. He stated that, while he was on what he believed was short final, trees appeared in front of the windscreen, and trees limbs and branches began to hit the airplane. The airplane began to severely vibrate and shimmy, so the pilot reduced power and pushed the yoke forward to force the airplane onto the ground. The airplane collided with the ground, and the airframe was substantially damaged.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain clearance from trees during a night approach.


NTSB: (photo)

Revision history:

21-Nov-2011 03:25 RobertMB Added
31-Dec-2011 03:47 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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