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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193112
Last updated: 16 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft F35 Bonanza
Registration: N4213B
C/n / msn: D-4159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gimlin Airport (18MO), Ozark, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ozark, MO (18MO)
Destination airport:Ozark, MO (18MO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The purpose of the flight was for the pilot to gain some experience, with a pilot-rated passenger onboard, in his recently purchased airplane. The pilot reported that, after completing about 10 touch-and-go landings at a nearby airport, he flew the airplane back to his home airport for a full-stop landing. The pilot announced the he was entering a left downwind, reduced the speed, and lowered the landing gear. After turning to final approach, the pilot lowered the flaps and was concentrating on lining up the airplane on the runway centerline. The pilot-rated passenger stated that the airplane was lined up on the runway but that it seemed a little low. The passenger stated that, after passing over a tree line, the pilot surprised him by reducing the power rather than increasing it. Subsequently, the airplane descended into power lines and then impacted the ground and tumbled inverted. The pilot stated that he did not see the power lines nor that he was looking for any because they "had not been a factor" in his previous approaches.

The power lines were located about 1/4 mile from the airport. Evidence at the accident site revealed that the airplane had impacted the top two lines of a four-line power line. After the accident, the pilot stated that there were no mechanical issues with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. It is likely that the pilot failed to adequately monitor the environment and to maintain sufficient altitude to clear the power lines.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to adequately monitor the environment and to maintain sufficient altitude to clear power lines.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

27-Jan-2017 00:52 Geno Added
27-Jan-2017 19:37 Anon. Updated [Damage]
06-Jul-2019 19:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
07-Jul-2019 07:26 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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