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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175105
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B23 Musketeer Custom
Registration: N7628R
C/n / msn: M-1249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (KFLG), Flagstaff, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)
Destination airport:Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll for the local personal flight, the nosewheel seemed to turn slightly to the left. Rudder input maintained a straight path on the runway centerline, but the nosewheel side-skidded for a few seconds before the airplane lifted off. When the airplane returned for landing, the pilot stated that touchdown was smooth and uneventful. During the landing roll, the nosewheel turned slightly left, and he attempted to correct with full right rudder. The airplane continued to veer to the left, exited the runway, and impacted a precision approach path indicator (PAPI) light. The pilot stated that he felt that the right rudder bungee did not have enough pull to stop the nosewheel from continuing to turn more sharply to the left. However, a postaccident examination of the airplane and nosewheel steering mechanism did not reveal any mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Thus, it is likely that the pilot failed to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Apr-2015 04:02 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Feb-2018 13:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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