Accident Beechcraft B200 Super King Air N97WC,
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Date:Monday 3 September 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Owner/operator:West Coast Aviation Services
Registration: N97WC
MSN: BB-1382
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:10476 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Burbank-Bob Hope Airport, CA (BUR) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA/KSNA)
Destination airport:Burbank-Bob Hope Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
With the pilot receiving instruction on the controls and while taxiing to parking, ground personnel instructed them to turn 180º and then park. During the right turn, after clearing a vehicle, the instructor saw a tree and tried to apply brakes, but the airplane impacted the tree.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's and pilot receiving instruction's failure to maintain clearance from a tree while

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA18CA528
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report




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