ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30350
Last updated: 19 February 2017
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Narrative:On November 19 1999, the pilot was attempting a short field landing and allowed the airspeed to dissipate too soon. The airplane entered a stall/mush condition and landed hard. The force of the landing bent the engine mounts and broke the wings.
Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron
|C/n / msn:|| TC-2101|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Petaluma Municipal Airport, Sonoma County, California -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Santa Rosa, CA (STS/KSTS)|
|Destination airport:||Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA|
|Investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America |
The pilot reported that he had not experienced any mechanical problems with the aircraft. The airplane was equipped with vortex generators on the wings and vertical stabilizer, which, according to the STC developer, reduces the stall, approach and Vmca airspeeds by at least 10 knots. The various reference speed reductions were never approved for inclusion as a supplement to the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH).
The STC developer said that pilots were supposed to use the original speeds and limitations in the POH. The pilot said he was using an approach speed derived from a sales brochure from the STC maker. The pilot stated that the accident could have been prevented by maintaining 'greater speed.'
Registration N550RT cancelled by the FAA September 17 2002 as aircraft "destroyed"
(NTSB Ref. LAX00LA036)
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith