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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19628
Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Owner/operator:Robert J. Timmer
Registration: N2049L
C/n / msn: M-1853
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:De Queen, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pine Bluff, AR (PBF)
Destination airport:De Queen, AK (DEQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Prior to departure the pilot checked the weather conditions at his destination airport which included wind from 140 degrees at 8 to 10 knots, gusting 15 to 18 knots. He knew that he would encounter a crosswind since he intended to land on Runway 08. As the pilot made his final approach to the runway he prepared for a crosswind landing; however, as the airplane touched down, a gust of wind moved the airplane left of the runway centerline and over onto the grassy area next to the runway. The pilot attempted to abort the landing and applied full power, but the airplane stalled and slid on its belly into a fence. The airplane sustained damage to both main landing gears (which were torn off), the nose gear collapsed, the right side of the fuselage was torn open, and the leading edge of both wings sustained damaged.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during an aborted landing. Contributing to the accident were the crosswind and the pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions.



Revision history:

20-May-2008 06:46 Fusko Added
07-Jun-2008 23:32 Fusko Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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