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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133105
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Date:19-FEB-1995
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Owner/operator:L.F. Reuter
Registration: N9795L
C/n / msn: M-1400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Warwick, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:N07
Destination airport:N72
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On February 20, 1995, at about 1630 eastern standard time, a Beech C23, N9795L, piloted by Richard A. Bennett, collided with the terrain while landing at Warwick, New York. The pilot received minor injuries, and the passenger was not injured. The airplane was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight was being conducted under 14 CFR 91.

According to the pilot's statement on the NTSB Form 6120.1/2, he was "attempting a simulated engine-out" landing to runway 21. The pilot wrote:

I found myself to the right of the center of the runway and as I attempted to correct, my left wing caught the top of some bushes that were short of the runway.

The nose gear was damaged and the right main gear separated during the impact sequence. The airplane bounced onto the runway.
PROBABLE CAUSE:the pilot allowed the airplane to get too low on the approach, during a simulated engine out landing, which resulted in impacting high bushes, and landing short of the runway.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001207X03029


Revision history:

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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