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Last updated: 20 November 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 21 October 2017
Time:05:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Bering Air
Registration: N363JH
C/n / msn: BB-1799
First flight: 2002
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Narrative:
A Beech B200 airplane, N363JH, sustained substantial damage following an unintentional gear-up landing at the Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, Alaska. The airplane departed from the Nome Airport, Alaska, about 03:20 .
The purpose of the flight was to transport a patient to a medical treatment facility in Anchorage. As the flight descended through about 4,000 feet msl, towards Anchorage, the captain visually confirmed that the airport was in sight, and requested a visual approach. He reported the air traffic controller didn't respond to his initial request, and he requested a visual approach again. The controller responded back with a vector for the instrument landing system (ILS) runway 7R approach. The pilot reported his groundspeed was about 210 knots indicated, he joined the final approach course, and was cleared to land. He reported he believes he was given a vector heading that was too close to the final approach fix and the airplane went through the final approach fix. The pilot then received another heading and he re-established himself on the final approach course.

According to the pilot, as the airplane continued on the ILS 7R approach, he began to configure the airplane for landing by selecting the appropriate approach wing flaps setting, and he believed he selected the landing gear selector to the down position. However, he failed to confirm that the landing gear position-indicator lights showed "three green" indicting the landing gear was down, locked, and safe for landing. The pilot said that during touchdown with the landing gear not extended, the airplane's belly-mounted cargo pod contacted the runway, and the airplane began to veer to the right of the runway centerline. The 4 blade Hartzell propeller assemblies for each engine separated about midspan due to runway impact damage. The left side forward fuselage sustained minor damage from various separated propeller blade debris impacts. The airplane came to rest on the right side of the runway, and the occupants egressed without further incident.

During a postaccident on scene inspection of the accident airplane, the landing gear selector was found in the down position.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: ANC18LA005

Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing


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Distance from Nome Airport, AK to Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 858 km (536 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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