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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157491
Last updated: 6 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23-19 Musketeer Sport
Registration: N4785J
C/n / msn: MB-232
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Braden Airpark - N43, Easton, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Easton, PA (N43)
Destination airport:Easton, PA (N43)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he had not flown for over two years prior to the accident flight. On the day of the accident, he took off and made two uneventful landings to runway 18. He then departed runway 36 and entered the airpark traffic pattern. The pilot reported his turn to final approach placed the airplane in position to land long and fast. He landed long on runway 36 and was unable to stop before the airplane departed the left side of the runway. The airplane dropped six feet down a steep embankment, crossed a road, and came to rest about 70 feet past the departure end of runway 36. Postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the right wing spar. At the time of the accident, the wind in the area was reported from 210 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.††
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper touchdown point during landing, which resulted in a runway overrun. Contributing to the accident was the pilotís decision to land with a tailwind condition and his lack of recent experience. †


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Revision history:

06-Jul-2013 07:07 Geno Added
06-Jul-2013 13:30 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]
18-Feb-2015 18:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 08:50 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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