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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198715
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft G35
Registration: N168B
C/n / msn: D-4453
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kooskia, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Moose Creek, ID (1U1)
Destination airport:Kooskia, ID (2U5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot of the retractable landing gear airplane, his normal approach to the backcountry grass airstrip was to follow the terrain until established on a “5-10 second” final approach. The pilot recalled that there was a 5-knot tailwind at the airstrip during the approach. On final, he increased the flaps, the airspeed was 70 knots, and the airplane touched down on the approach end of the runway. He reported that he did not extend the retractable landing gear and that, following the touchdown, the airplane slid about 1,000 ft down the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage longerons and the firewall.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airframe or engine that would have prevented normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to extend the landing gear during landing.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 14:19 ASN Update Bot Added

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