ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft 200 Super King Air N369CD Orlando Apopka Airport, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 10 September 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Hurricane Joaquin LLC
Registration: N369CD
MSN: BB-110
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:10321
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Orlando Apopka Airport, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH), United States of America
Destination airport:Orlando Apopka Airport, FL, United States of America
The pilot of the Beechcraft 200 Super King Air reported that during the landing flare he encountered a crosswind gust, which pushed the airplane to the right of the runway centerline. The pilot further reported that he applied power to abort the landing, but the airplane touched down in the grass to the right of the runway. After the wheels touched down in the grass, he reported that the power added "caught up with the aircraft," but the airplane was rolling toward trees and hangars. Subsequently, the pilot pulled the power to idle, but the right wing impacted a tree and the right main landing gear and nose wheel collapsed. A post-crash fire
ensued after the collision and the right wing sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during an attempted aborted landing in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and an impact with a tree."

Runway excursion (veer-off)

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Distance from Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL to Orlando Apopka Airport, FL as the crow flies is 443 km (277 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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