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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 30 September 1987
Time:14:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Avantair
Registration: N32RL
C/n / msn: BE-117
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:2786
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gold Beach Municipal Airport, OR (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA/KSNA), United States of America
Destination airport:Gold Beach Municipal Airport, OR, United States of America
Narrative:
Shortly after the aircraft touched down on the runway at Gold Beach Municipal Airport, OR, the right main gear collapsed. Despite the pilot's attempts to correct the situation with left rudder and braking, the aircraft veered to the right of the runway and collided with a building. Shortly after it struck the building, a fire erupted, which totally consumed the aircraft and the building. Due to the severity of the fire, the fracture surfaces of the right landing gear were obliterated.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
landing gear,main gear..failure,total
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
object..building(nonresidential)

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: SEA87LA197
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA to Gold Beach Municipal Airport, OR as the crow flies is 1120 km (700 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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