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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 21 September 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B100 King Air
Operator:O.I.A. Enterprises, LLC
Registration: N66804
MSN: BE-82
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:4013
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-6-251
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jackson-McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, TN (MKL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:Jackson-McKellar Airport, TN (MKL/KMKL), United States of America
A Beechcraft B100, N66804, was substantially damaged when the right main landing gear collapsed during landing at the Jackson-McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), Tennessee. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the business flight that originated from Memphis International Airport (MEM), Tennessee.
According to the pilot, he was flying businessmen to different airports all day and was returning from MEM, to his home airport. The flight was uneventful, and on the final approach leg into MKL, he verified that the three green landing gear indicator lights were illuminated, and all instruments were indicating normal. He further stated that the airplane landed "firmly" and the right wing dropped down far enough that the right engine propeller blades contacted the runway. The pilot then pulled back on the controls and the airplane became airborne again for a short time before settling back down on the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway, struck a runway sign, and contacted a weather antenna.
Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane was resting on its right wing, against the airport's weather service antenna. The right landing gear was inside the wheel well. The left engine was hanging loose from the motor mounts. After the airplane was lifted up, the inspector noticed that the right main landing gear actuator was fractured in half.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: ERA16LA320
Download report: Summary report

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap



photo of Beechcraft-B100-King-Air-N66804
accident date: 21-09-2016
type: Beechcraft B100 King Air
registration: N66804

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to Jackson-McKellar Airport, TN as the crow flies is 114 km (71 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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